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Details for lyase activity
4.-.-.-, 4
Gene ontology ID
GO:0016829
Definition
Catalysis of the cleavage of C-C, C-O, C-N and other bonds by other means than by hydrolysis or oxidation, or conversely adding a group to a double bond. They differ from other enzymes in that two substrates are involved in one reaction direction, but only one in the other direction. When acting on the single substrate, a molecule is eliminated and this generates either a new double bond or a new ring
Comment
Note that enzymes of class EC:4.99.-.- should also be annotated to this term.
References
1. EC 4.-.-.-
2. ISBN 0198547684
3. EC 4
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