IUBMB Enzyme Nomenclature


Accepted name: 3-cyanoalanine hydratase

Reaction: L-asparagine = 3-cyanoalanine + H2O

Other name(s): β-Cyanoalanine Hydrolase; β-Cyanoalanine hydratase; β-CNAla hydrolase; β-CNA nitrilase; L-asparagine hydro-lyase

Systematic name: L-asparagine hydro-lyase (3-cyanoalanine-forming)

Links to other databases: BRENDA, EXPASY, KEGG, Metacyc, PDB, CAS registry number: 37259-64-6


1. Castric, P.A., Farnden, K.J.F. and Conn, E.E. Cyanide metabolism in higher plants. V. The formation of asparagine from β-cyanoalanine. Arch. Biochem. Biophys. 152 (1972) 62-69. [PMID: 4627358]

[EC created 1976]

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