Reaction: N-acetylarylalkylamine + H2O = arylalkylamine + acetate
Other name(s): aralkyl acylamidase
Systematic name: N-acetylarylalkylamine amidohydrolase
Comments: identified in Pseudomonas putida. Strict specificity for N-acetyl arylalkylamines, including N-acetyl-2-phenylethylamine, N-acetyl-3-phenylpropylamine, N-acetyldopamine, N-acetyl-serotonin and melatonin. It also accepts arylalkyl acetates but not acetanilide derivatives, which are common substrates of (EC 188.8.131.52), aryl acylamidase.
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1. Shimizu, S., Ogawa, J., Chung, M.C.-M., Yamada, H. Purification and characterization of a novel enzyme, arylalkyl acylamidase, from Pseudomonas putida Sc2. Eur. J. Biochem. 209 (1992) 375-382. [PMID: 1396711]