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Information on EC 4.2.1.108 - ectoine synthase

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     4 Lyases
         4.2 Carbon-oxygen lyases
             4.2.1 Hydro-lyases
                4.2.1.108 ectoine synthase
IUBMB Comments
Ectoine is an osmoprotectant that is found in halophilic eubacteria. This enzyme is part of the ectoine biosynthesis pathway and only acts in the direction of ectoine formation. cf. EC 3.5.4.44, ectoine hydrolase.
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The enzyme appears in viruses and cellular organisms
Synonyms
(Sa)Ect, EctC, ectoine synthase, L-ectoine synthase, SaEctC, more
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LITERATURE
(2S)-4-acetamido-2-aminobutanoate = L-ectoine + H2O
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