Allantoate deiminase

Allantoate deiminase

In enzymology, an allantoate deiminase is an enzyme that catalyzes the chemical reaction

allantoate + H2O rightleftharpoons ureidoglycine + NH3 + CO2

Thus, the two substrates of this enzyme are allantoate and H2O, whereas its 3 products are ureidoglycine, NH3, and CO2.

This enzyme belongs to the family of hydrolases, those acting on carbon-nitrogen bonds other than peptide bonds, specifically in linear amidines. The systematic name of this enzyme class is allantoate amidinohydrolase (decarboxylating). This enzyme is also called allantoate amidohydrolase. This enzyme participates in purine metabolism.


  • Vogels GD "Reversible activation of allantoate amidohydrolase by acid-pretreatment and other properties of the enzyme". Biochim. Biophys. Acta. 113 277–91.

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The CAS registry number for this enzyme class is .

Gene Ontology (GO) codes

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