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Phenylhydantoinase is a novel enzyme exhibiting activity toward hydantoin derivatives with an aromatic side chain at the 5' position, but does not readily hydrolyze simple cyclic ureides.[1] The highest activity was observed with phenylhydantoin and hydroxyphenylhydantoin.[1]



  1. 1.0 1.1 Kim, GJ et al. (2000) Functional expression and characterization of the two cyclic amidohydrolase enzymes, allantoinase and a novel phenylhydantoinase, from Escherichia coli. J. Bacteriol. 182 7021-8 PubMed

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