MetaCyc Enzyme: urease

Gene: EU1

Species: Glycine max

Subunit composition of urease = [EU1]
         urease = EU1

Eu1 encoded urease is embryo specific.
In soybean, Eu1 encodes the embryo specific urease.

Citations: [Torisky94]

Gene Citations: [Torisky94]

Gene-Reaction Schematic: ?

Gene-Reaction Schematic

Enzymatic reaction of: urease

EC Number:

urea + 2 H+ + H2O <=> 2 ammonium + CO2

The reaction direction shown, that is, A + B ↔ C + D versus C + D ↔ A + B, is in accordance with the Enzyme Commission system.

This reaction is reversible.

In Pathways: superpathway of allantoin degradation in plants , urea degradation II

Cofactors or Prosthetic Groups: Ni2+ [Freyermuth00]


Freyermuth00: Freyermuth SK, Bacanamwo M, Polacco JC (2000). "The soybean Eu3 gene encodes an Ni-binding protein necessary for urease activity." Plant J 2000;21(1);53-60. PMID: 10652150

Torisky94: Torisky RS, Griffin JD, Yenofsky RL, Polacco JC (1994). "A single gene (Eu4) encodes the tissue-ubiquitous urease of soybean." Mol Gen Genet 1994;242(4);404-14. PMID: 7907165

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Please cite the following article in publications resulting from the use of MetaCyc: Caspi et al, Nucleic Acids Research 42:D459-D471 2014
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