aspartase

[ ə-spärtās′, -tāz′ ]

n.

An enzyme found in various bacteria, yeasts, and plants that catalyzes the conversion of aspartic acid to fumaric acid by removing ammonia and catalyzes the reverse reaction by adding ammonia.aspartate ammonialyase

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