Adenosine deaminase (IPR028893)

Short name: A_deaminase

Overlapping homologous superfamilies

Family relationships


Adenosine deaminases (EC: are involved in purine metabolism. They are required for the breakdown of adenosine from food and for the turnover of nucleic acids in tissues. Adenosine deaminases convert adenosine to the related nucleoside inosine by the substitution of the amino group for a hydroxyl group. These enzymes are distantly related to AMP deaminases [PMID: 1998686].

GO terms

Biological Process

GO:0009168 purine ribonucleoside monophosphate biosynthetic process

Molecular Function

GO:0004000 adenosine deaminase activity

Cellular Component

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Contributing signatures

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