Aliphatic nitrilase


Aliphatic nitrilase

In enzymology, an aliphatic nitrilase (EC number|3.5.5.7) is an enzyme that catalyzes the chemical reaction

:R-CN + 2 H2O ightleftharpoons R-COOH + NH3

Thus, the two substrates of this enzyme are R-CN and H2O, whereas its two products are R-COOH and NH3.

This enzyme belongs to the family of hydrolases, those acting on carbon-nitrogen bonds other than peptide bonds, specifically in nitriles. The systematic name of this enzyme class is aliphatic nitrile aminohydrolase. This enzyme participates in styrene degradation.

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::"The CAS registry number for this enzyme class is CAS registry|9024-90-2."

Gene Ontology (GO) codes


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