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Accepted name: 3-cyanoalanine hydratase
Reaction: L-asparagine = 3-cyanoalanine + H2O
Other name(s): β-cyanoalanine hydrolase; β-cyanoalanine hydratase; β-CNAla hydrolase; β-CNA nitrilase; L-asparagine hydro-lyase
Systematic name: L-asparagine hydro-lyase (3-cyanoalanine-forming)
Links to other databases: BRENDA, EXPASY, KEGG, MetaCyc, CAS registry number: 37259-64-6
1.  Castric, P.A., Farnden, K.J.F. and Conn, E.E. Cyanide metabolism in higher plants. V. The formation of asparagine from β-cyanoalanine. Arch. Biochem. Biophys. 152 (1972) 62–69. [PMID: 4627358]
[EC created 1976]

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