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Accepted name: choloylglycine hydrolase
Reaction: glycocholate + H2O = cholate + glycine
For diagram of cholic acid conjugates biosynthesis, click here
Glossary: glycocholate = N-(3α,7α,12α-trihydroxy-5β-cholan-24-oyl)glycine
cholate = 3α,7α,12α-trihydroxy-5β-cholan-24-oate
Other name(s): glycocholase; bile salt hydrolase; choloyltaurine hydrolase; 3α,7α,12α-trihydroxy-5β-cholan-24-oylglycine amidohydrolase
Systematic name: glycocholate amidohydrolase
Comments: Also acts on the 3α,12α-dihydroxy-derivative, and on choloyl-taurine.
Links to other databases: BRENDA, EXPASY, Gene, KEGG, MetaCyc, PDB, CAS registry number: 37289-07-9
1.  Nair, P.P., Gordon, M. and Reback, J. The enzymatic cleavage of the carbon-nitrogen bond in 3α,7α,12α-trihydroxy-5-β-cholan-24-oylglycine. J. Biol. Chem. 242 (1967) 7–11. [PMID: 6016335]
2.  Stellwag, E.J. and Hylemon, P.B. Purification and characterization of bile salt hydrolase from Bacteroides fragilis subsp. fragilis. Biochim. Biophys. Acta 452 (1976) 165–176. [DOI] [PMID: 10993]
[EC created 1972]

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