IUBMB Enzyme Nomenclature


Accepted name: creatinine deaminase

Reaction: creatinine + H2O = N-methylhydantoin + NH3

For diagram of reaction click here.

Glossary: N-methylhydantoin = N-methylimidazolidine-2,4-dione

Other name(s): creatinine hydrolase; creatinine desiminase

Systematic name: creatinine iminohydrolase

Links to other databases: BRENDA, EXPASY, KEGG, Metacyc, CAS registry number: 37289-15-9


1. Szulmajster, J. Bacterial degradation of creatinine. II. Creatinine desimidase. Biochim. Biophys. Acta 30 (1958) 154-163.

[EC created 1972]

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