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Information on EC 3.5.2.6 - beta-lactamase

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     3 Hydrolases
         3.5 Acting on carbon-nitrogen bonds, other than peptide bonds
             3.5.2 In cyclic amides
                3.5.2.6 beta-lactamase
IUBMB Comments
A group of enzymes of varying specificity hydrolysing beta-lactams; some act more rapidly on penicillins, some more rapidly on cephalosporins. The latter were formerly listed as EC 3.5.2.8, cephalosporinase.
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The expected taxonomic range for this enzyme is: Bacteria, Eukaryota, Archaea
Synonyms
carbapenemase, extended-spectrum beta-lactamase, penicillinase, tem-1, ndm-1, metallo-beta-lactamase, cephalosporinase, bcl-1, ges-1, kpc-2, more
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LITERATURE
a beta-lactam + H2O = a substituted beta-amino acid
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