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Accepted name: agmatinase
Reaction: agmatine + H2O = putrescine + urea
For diagram of arginine catabolism, click here
Glossary: agmatine = (4-aminobutyl)guanidine
putrescine = butane-1,4-diamine
Other name(s): agmatine ureohydrolase; SpeB
Systematic name: agmatine amidinohydrolase
Links to other databases: BRENDA, EXPASY, KEGG, MetaCyc, PDB, CAS registry number: 37289-16-0
1.  Hirshfeld, I.N., Rosenfeld, H.J., Leifer, Z. and Maas, W.K. Isolation and characterization of a mutant of Escherichia coli blocked in the synthesis of putrescine. J. Bacteriol. 101 (1970) 725–730. [PMID: 4908780]
2.  Vicente, C. and Legaz, M.E. Preparation and properties of agmatine amidinohydrolase of Evernia prunastri. Physiol. Plant. 55 (1982) 335–339.
[EC created 1972]

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