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Accepted name: guanidinopropionase
Reaction: 3-guanidinopropanoate + H2O = β-alanine + urea
Other name(s): GPase; GPH
Systematic name: 3-guanidinopropanoate amidinopropionase
Comments: Requires Mn2+. Also acts, more slowly, on taurocyamine and 4-guanidinobutanoate.
Links to other databases: BRENDA, EXPASY, KEGG, MetaCyc, CAS registry number: 68821-77-2
1.  Yorifuji, T., Sugai, I., Matsumoto, H. and Tabuchi, A. Characterization of 3-guanidinopropionate amidinohydrolase from Pseudomonas aeruginosa and a comparative study with 4-guanidinobutyrate amidinohydrolase from another Pseudomonas. Agric. Biol. Chem. 46 (1982) 1361–1363.
[EC created 1989]

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