formamidase

[ fôr-mămĭ-dās′, -dāz′ ]

n.

An enzyme that catalyzes the hydrolysis of formylkynurenine to kynurenine and formate, important in the breakdown of tryptophan.

Nearby words

  1. formalism,
  2. formality,
  3. formalize,
  4. formally,
  5. formalwear,
  6. forman,
  7. formant,
  8. format,
  9. formate,
  10. formatio


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