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Accepted name: guanidinoacetase
Reaction: guanidinoacetate + H2O = glycine + urea
Other name(s): glycocyaminase
Systematic name: guanidinoacetate amidinohydrolase
Comments: Requires Mn2+.
Links to other databases: BRENDA, EXPASY, KEGG, MetaCyc, CAS registry number: 9024-92-4
1.  Roche, J., Lacombe, G. and Girard, H. Sur la spécificité de certaines déguanidases bactériennes génératrices d’urée et sur l’argininedihydrolase. Biochim. Biophys. Acta 6 (1950) 210–216. [PMID: 14791411]
2.  Yorifuji, T., Tamai, H. and Usami, H. Purification, crystallization and properties of Mn2+ dependent guanidoacetate amidinohydrolase from a Pseudomonas. Agric. Biol. Chem. 41 (1977) 959–966.
[EC created 1961]

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