An enzyme catalyzing hydrolysis of a wide variety of N-acyl amino acid s to the corresponding amino acid and an acid anion. SYN: hippuricase, histozyme.

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ami·no·acy·lase (ə-me″no-aґsə-lās) [EC] an enzyme of the hydrolase class that catalyzes the cleavage of the acyl group from acylated L-amino acids. It occurs in the kidney and acts on a variety of substrates, including hippuric acid and benzamide.

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