IUBMB Enzyme Nomenclature


Accepted name: cyanide hydratase

Reaction: formamide = cyanide + H2O

Other name(s): formamide dehydratase; formamide hydro-lyase

Systematic name: formamide hydro-lyase (cyanide-forming)

Links to other databases: BRENDA, EXPASY, KEGG, Metacyc, CAS registry number: 37292-83-4


1. Fry, W.E. and Millar, R.L. Cyanide degradion by an enzyme from Stemphylium loti. Arch. Biochem. Biophys. 151 (1972) 468-474. [PMID: 5065258]

[EC created 1976]

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