IUBMB Enzyme Nomenclature


Accepted name: dCMP deaminase

Reaction: dCMP + H2O = dUMP + NH3

Other name(s): deoxycytidylate deaminase; deoxy-CMP-deaminase; deoxycytidylate aminohydrolase; deoxycytidine monophosphate deaminase; deoxycytidine-5'-phosphate deaminase; deoxycytidine-5'-monophosphate aminohydrolase

Systematic name: dCMP aminohydrolase

Comments: Also acts on some 5-substituted dCMPs.

Links to other databases: BRENDA, EXPASY, KEGG, Metacyc, PDB, CAS registry number: 9026-92-0


1. Scarano, E. The enzymatic deamination of 6-aminopyrimidine deoxyribonucleotides. I. The enzymatic deamination of deoxycytidine 5'-phosphate and of 5-methyldeoxycytidine 5-methyldeoxycytidine 5'-phosphate.J. Biol. Chem. 235 (1960) 706-713.

2. Scarano, E., Bonaduce, L. and de Petrocellis, B. The enzymatic deamination of 6-aminopyrimidine deoxyribonucleotides. II. Purification and properties of a 6-aminopyrimidine deoxyribonucleoside 5'-phosphate deaminase from unfertilized eggs of sea urchin. J. Biol. Chem. 235 (1960) 3556-3561.

3. Sergott, R.C., Debeer, L.J. and Bessman, M.J. On the regulation of a bacterial deoxycytidylate deaminase. J. Biol. Chem. 246 (1971) 7755-7758. [PMID: 5002683]

[EC created 1965]

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