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Accepted name: N-malonylurea hydrolase
Reaction: 3-oxo-3-ureidopropanoate + H2O = malonate + urea
For pyrimidine catabolism, click here
Other name(s): ureidomalonase
Systematic name: 3-oxo-3-ureidopropanoate amidohydrolase (urea- and malonate-forming)
Comments: Forms part of the oxidative pyrimidine-degrading pathway in some microorganisms, along with EC (uracil/thymine dehydrogenase) and EC (barbiturase).
Links to other databases: BRENDA, EXPASY, KEGG, MetaCyc, CAS registry number: 368888-22-6
1.  Soong, C.L., Ogawa, J. and Shimizu, S. Novel amidohydrolytic reactions in oxidative pyrimidine metabolism: analysis of the barbiturase reaction and discovery of a novel enzyme, ureidomalonase. Biochem. Biophys. Res. Commun. 286 (2001) 222–226. [PMID: 11485332]
2.  Soong, C.L., Ogawa, J., Sakuradani, E. and Shimizu, S. Barbiturase, a novel zinc-containing amidohydrolase involved in oxidative pyrimidine metabolism. J. Biol. Chem. 277 (2002) 7051–7058. [PMID: 11748240]
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