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Accepted name: acetylornithine deacetylase
Reaction: N2-acetyl-L-ornithine + H2O = acetate + L-ornithine
For diagram of ornithine biosynthesis, click here
Other name(s): acetylornithinase; N-acetylornithinase; 2-N-acetyl-L-ornithine amidohydrolase
Systematic name: N2-acetyl-L-ornithine amidohydrolase
Comments: Also hydrolyses N-acetylmethionine.
Links to other databases: BRENDA, EXPASY, Gene, KEGG, MetaCyc, PDB, CAS registry number: 9025-12-1
1.  Vogel, H.J. Path of ornithine synthesis in Escherichia coli. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA 39 (1953) 578–583. [DOI] [PMID: 16589307]
2.  Vogel, H.J. and Bonner, D.M. Acetylornithine deacetylase of Escherichia coli : partial purification and some properties. J. Biol. Chem. 218 (1956) 97–106. [PMID: 13278318]
[EC created 1965]

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