Purification and properties of nicotinamidase from Torula cremoris.


Hydrolysis of nicotinamide in a biological system was first reported by Hughes and Williamson (1). Since then, nicotinamidase activity has been observed in various microorganisms and cell-free extracts (Z-4) and in plant (5) and animal tissue (6). After the demonstration that nieotinic acid, rather than nicotinamide, is the immediate precursor for pyridine… (More)

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