The name of this superfamily has been modified since the most recent official CATH+ release (v4_3_0). At the point of the last release, this superfamily was named:

Nitrile hydratase, beta subunit

Functional Families

Overview of the Structural Clusters (SC) and Functional Families within this CATH Superfamily. Clusters with a representative structure are represented by a filled circle.

Superfamily: Nitrile hydratase, beta subunit

Nitrile hydratases EC: are unusual metalloenzymes that catalyse the hydration of nitriles to their corresponding amides. They are used as biocatalysts in acrylamide production, one of the few commercial scale bioprocesses, as well as in environmental remediation for the removal of nitriles from waste streams. Nitrile hydratases are composed of two subunits, alpha and beta, and they contain one iron atom per alpha beta unit. PFAM:PF02211,INTERPRO:IPR024690

GO Diversity

Unique GO annotations
4 Unique GO terms

EC Diversity

Unique EC annotations
2 Unique EC terms

Species Diversity

Unique species annotations
1371 Unique species

Sequence/Structure Diversity

Overview of the sequence / structure diversity of this superfamily compared to other superfamilies in CATH. Click on the chart to view the data in more detail.

Superfamily Summary

A general summary of information for this superfamily.
Domains: 125
Domain clusters (>95% seq id): 7
Domain clusters (>35% seq id): 3
Unique PDBs: 56
Structural Clusters (5A): 1
Structural Clusters (9A): 1
FunFam Clusters: 2
Unique EC: 2
Unique GO: 4
Unique Species: 1371