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Information on EC 4.2.1.84 - nitrile hydratase

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     4 Lyases
         4.2 Carbon-oxygen lyases
             4.2.1 Hydro-lyases
                4.2.1.84 nitrile hydratase
IUBMB Comments
Acts on short-chain aliphatic nitriles, converting them into the corresponding amides. Does not act on these amides or on aromatic nitriles. cf. EC 3.5.5.1 nitrilase.
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The expected taxonomic range for this enzyme is: Bacteria, Eukaryota, Archaea
Synonyms
nhase, h-nhase, l-nhase, nilco, co-type nhase, cobalt-containing nitrile hydratase, fe-nhase, anhase, ni1 nhase, toyocamycin nitrile hydratase, more
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LITERATURE
an aliphatic amide = a nitrile + H2O
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