formamidase


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formamidase

[fȯr′mam·ə‚dās]
(biochemistry)
An enzyme involved in tryptophane catabolism; catalyzes the conversion of N-formylkynurenine to kynurenine and formate.
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Formamidase N-formyl-L- [H.sub.2]O, ascorbic kynurenine + acid, arginine, L- [H.sub.2]O [right TRYP [222].
1964), is attributable to inhibition of kynurenine formamidase activity and nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide biosynthesis (Seifert and Casida 1980) (see Supplemental Material, Figure 10B).