IUBMB Enzyme Nomenclature


Accepted name: ricinine nitrilase

Reaction: ricinine + 2 H2O = 3-carboxy-4-methoxy-N-methyl-2-pyridone + NH3

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Systematic name: ricinine aminohydrolase

Links to other databases: BRENDA, EXPASY, KEGG, Metacyc, CAS registry number: 9075-40-5


1. Robinson, W.G. and Hook, R.H. Ricinine nitrilase. I. Reaction product and substrate specificity.J. Biol. Chem. 239 (1964) 4257-4262. [PMID: 14247679]

2. Hook, R.H. and Robinson, W.G. Ricinine nitrilase. II. Purification and properties.J. Biol. Chem. 239 (1964) 4263-4267. [PMID: 14247680]

3. Pace, H.C. and Brenner, C. The nitrilase superfamily: classification, structure and function. Genome Biol. 2 (2001) 0001.1-0001.9. [PMID: 11380987]

[EC created 1972]

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