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EC 3.5.4.1     
Accepted name: cytosine deaminase
Reaction: cytosine + H2O = uracil + NH3
Other name(s): isocytosine deaminase
Systematic name: cytosine aminohydrolase
Comments: Also acts on 5-methylcytosine.
Links to other databases: BRENDA, EXPASY, KEGG, MetaCyc, PDB, CAS registry number: 9025-05-2
References:
1.  Cohen, S.S. and Barner, H.D. The conversion of 5-methyldeoxycytidine to thymidine in vitro and in vivo. J. Biol. Chem. 226 (1957) 631–642. [PMID: 13438848]
2.  Kream, J. and Chargaff, E. On the cytosine deaminase of yeast. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 74 (1952) 5157–5160.
[EC 3.5.4.1 created 1961]
 
 


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