Reaction: 3-cyano-L-alanine + 2 H2O = L-aspartate + NH3 (overall reaction)
(1a) 3-cyano-L-alanine + H2O = L-asparagine
(1b) L-asparagine + H2O = L-aspartate + NH3
Other name(s): β-cyanoalanine nitrilase
Systematic name: 3-cyano-L-alanine aminohydrolase
Comments: L-Asparagine is formed as an intermediate. cf. EC 22.214.171.124, 3-cyanoalanine hydratase and EC 126.96.36.199, asparaginase.
Links to other databases: BRENDA, EXPASY, KEGG, Metacyc, CAS registry number: 85638-44-4
1. Yanase, H., Sakai, T. and Tonomuro, K. Purification, crystallization and some properties of β-cyano-L-alanine-degrading enzyme in Pseudomonas sp. 13. Agric. Biol. Chem. 47 (1983) 473-482.