Reaction: diisopropyl fluorophosphate + H2O = diisopropyl phosphate + fluoride
Other name(s): DFPase; tabunase; somanase; organophosphorus acid anhydrolase; organophosphate acid anhydrase; OPA anhydrase; diisopropylphosphofluoridase; dialkylfluorophosphatase; diisopropyl phosphorofluoridate hydrolase; isopropylphosphorofluoridase; diisopropylfluorophosphonate dehalogenase
Systematic name: diisopropyl-fluorophosphate fluorohydrolase
Comments: Acts on phosphorus anhydride bonds (such as phosphorus-halide and phosphorus-cyanide) in organophosphorus compounds (including 'nerve gases'). Inhibited by chelating agents; requires divalent cations. Related to EC 188.8.131.52 aryldialkylphosphatase. Previously listed as EC 184.108.40.206.
Links to other databases: BRENDA, EXPASY, KEGG, Metacyc, PDB, CAS registry number: 9032-18-2
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