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- n. Any of a class of enzymes that catalyse the hydrolysis of nitriles to carboxylic acids and ammonia, without the formation of "free" amide intermediates.
nitrile aminohydrolase (Wiktionary)
For example the E. coli gene ybeM has homologs in 52 other organisms, from yeast to humans, and is a member of the nitrilase family, but we just don’t know what it does.
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