Accepted name: N-benzyloxycarbonylglycine hydrolase
Reaction: N-benzyloxycarbonylglycine + H2O = benzyl alcohol + CO2 + glycine
Other name(s): benzyloxycarbonylglycine hydrolase; Nα-carbobenzoxyamino acid amidohydrolase; Nα-benzyloxycarbonyl amino acid urethane hydrolase; Nα-benzyloxycarbonyl amino acid urethane hydrolase I
Systematic name: N-benzyloxycarbonylglycine urethanehydrolase
Comments: Also acts, more slowly, on N-benzyloxycarbonylalanine, but not on the corresponding derivatives of other amino acids or on N-benzyloxycarbonylpeptides. Requires Co2+ or Zn2+. cf. EC, Nα-benzyloxycarbonylleucine hydrolase.
1.  Murao, S., Matsumura, E. and Kawano, T. Isolation and characterization of a novel enzyme, N α-benzyloxycarbonyl amino acid urethane hydrolase, from Streptococcus faecalis R ATCC 8043. Agric. Biol. Chem. 49 (1985) 967–972.
[EC created 1989]