IUBMB Enzyme Nomenclature


Accepted name: methylguanidinase

Reaction: methylguanidine + H2O = methylamine + urea

Other name(s): methylguanidine hydrolase

Systematic name: methylguanidine amidinohydrolase

Comments: Acts on some other alkylguanidines, but very slowly.

Links to other databases: BRENDA, EXPASY, KEGG, Metacyc, CAS registry number: 73200-93-8


1. Nakajima, M., Shirokane, Y. and Mizusawa, K. A new amidinohydrolase, methylguanidine amidinohydrolase from Alcaligenes sp. N-42. FEBS Lett. 110 (1980) 43-46. [PMID: 7353662]

[EC created 1984]

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