Formiminoglutamase (IPR005923)

Short name: HutG

Overlapping homologous superfamilies

Family relationships


Formiminoglutamase (EC:, the fourth enzyme of histidine degradation, is similar to arginases and agmatinases [PMID: 4990470]. It is often encoded near other enzymes of the histidine degredation pathway: histidine ammonia-lyase, urocanate hydratase, and imidazolonepropionase. It catalyses the reaction: N-formimidoyl-L-glutamate + H2O = L-glutamate + formamide.

GO terms

Biological Process

GO:0019556 histidine catabolic process to glutamate and formamide

Molecular Function

GO:0050415 formimidoylglutamase activity

Cellular Component

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