In enzymology, a cyanamide hydratase (EC 22.214.171.124) is an enzyme that catalyzes the chemical reaction
- urea cyanamide + H2O
Hence, this enzyme has one substrate, urea, and two products, cyanamide and H2O.
This enzyme belongs to the family of lyases, specifically the hydro-lyases, which cleave carbon-oxygen bonds. The systematic name of this enzyme class is urea hydro-lyase (cyanamide-forming). This enzyme is also called urea hydro-lyase. This enzyme participates in atrazine degradation.
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