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Accepted name: atrazine chlorohydrolase
Reaction: atrazine + H2O = hydroxyatrazine + chloride
For diagram of atrazine catabolism, click here
Glossary: atrazine = 6-chloro-N-ethyl-N′-isopropyl-1,3,5-triazine-2,4-diamine
hydroxyatrazine = 4-(ethylamino)-6-(isopropylamino)-1,3,5-triazin-2-ol
Other name(s): AtzA
Systematic name: atrazine chlorohydrolase
Comments: Involved in the degradation of the herbicide atrazine, 2-chloro-4-(ethylamino)-6-(isopropylamino)-1,3,5-triazine, in bacteria.
Links to other databases: BRENDA, EAWAG-BBD, EXPASY, KEGG, MetaCyc, PDB, CAS registry number: 168680-16-8
1.  de Souza, M.L., Wackett, L.P., Boundy-Mills, K.L., Mandelbaum, R.T. and Sadowsky, M.J. Cloning, characterization, and expression of a gene region from Pseudomonas sp. strain ADP involved in the dechlorination of atrazine. Appl. Environ. Microbiol. 61 (1995) 3373–3378. [PMID: 7574646]
2.  de Souza, M.L., Sadowsky, M.J. and Wackett, L.P. Atrazine chlorohydrolase from Pseudomonas sp. strain ADP: gene sequence, enzyme purification, and protein characterization. J. Bacteriol. 178 (1996) 4894–4900. [DOI] [PMID: 8759853]
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