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Superclasses: Reactions Classified By Conversion TypeSimple ReactionsChemical Reactions
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EC Number:

The direction shown, i.e. which substrates are on the left and right sides, is in accordance with the Enzyme Commission system.

Mass balance status: Balanced.

Enzyme Commission Primary Name: aliphatic nitrilase

Taxonomic Range: Bacteria

Standard Gibbs Free Energy (ΔrG in kcal/mol): 1.1898727Inferred by computational analysis [Latendresse13]

Enzyme Commission Summary:
Preferentially hydrolyses aliphatic nitriles, some of which are apparently not substrates for other known nitrilases ( EC Substrates include crotononitrile, acrylonitrile and glutaronitrile.

Citations: [Kobayashi92, Pace01]

Relationship Links: BRENDA:EC:, ENZYME:EC:, IUBMB-ExplorEnz:EC:, Rhea:RELATED-TO:21724


Kobayashi92: Kobayashi M, Yanaka N, Nagasawa T, Yamada H (1992). "Primary structure of an aliphatic nitrile-degrading enzyme, aliphatic nitrilase, from Rhodococcus rhodochrous K22 and expression of its gene and identification of its active site residue." Biochemistry 1992;31(37);9000-7. PMID: 1390687

Latendresse13: Latendresse M. (2013). "Computing Gibbs Free Energy of Compounds and Reactions in MetaCyc."

Pace01: Pace HC, Brenner C (2001). "The nitrilase superfamily: classification, structure and function." Genome Biol 2(1);REVIEWS0001. PMID: 11380987

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Please cite the following article in publications resulting from the use of MetaCyc: Caspi et al, Nucleic Acids Research 42:D459-D471 2014
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