EC - N-formylglutamate deformylase

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IntEnz Enzyme Nomenclature


Accepted name:
N-formylglutamate deformylase
Other names:
N-formylglutamate hydrolase
β-citryl-L-glutamate amidase
β-citryl-L-glutamate amidohydrolase
β-citryl-L-glutamate hydrolase
β-citryl-L-glutamate-hydrolyzing enzyme
β-citrylglutamate amidase
formylglutamate deformylase
Systematic name:
N-formyl-L-glutamate amidohydrolase



The animal enzyme also acts on β-citryl-L-glutamate and β-citryl-L-glutamine.

Links to other databases

Enzymes and pathways: NC-IUBMB , BRENDA , DIAGRAM , ExplorEnz , ENZYME@ExPASy , KEGG , MetaCyc , UniPathway
Structural data: CSA , EC2PDB
Gene Ontology: GO:0050129
CAS Registry Numbers: 113356-24-4 88414-88-4 97286-12-9


  1. Hu, L., Mulfinger, L.M. and Phillips, A.T.
    Purification and properties of formylglutamate amidohydrolase from Pseudomonas putida.
    J. Bacteriol. 169 : 4696-4702 (1987). [PMID: 3308850]
  2. Miyake, M., Innami, T. and Kakimoto, Y.
    A β-citryl-L-glutamate-hydrolysing enzyme in rat testes.
    Biochim. Biophys. Acta 760 : 206-214 (1983). [PMID: 6414521]

[EC created 1989]