IUBMB Enzyme Nomenclature


Accepted name: carboxymethylhydantoinase

Reaction: L-5-carboxymethylhydantoin + H2O = N-carbamoyl-L-aspartate

Other name(s): hydantoin hydrolase

Systematic name: L-5-carboxymethylhydantoin amidohydrolase

Links to other databases: BRENDA, EXPASY, GTD, KEGG, Metacyc, CAS registry number: 9025-14-3


1. Lieberman, I. and Kornberg, A. Enzymatic synthesis and breakdown of a pyrimidine, orotic acid. II. Dihydroorotic acid, ureidosuccinic acid, and 5-carboxymethylhydantoin. J. Biol. Chem. 207 (1954) 911-924.

[EC created 1961]

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