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Aminohydrolase, Deoxycytidylate

An enzyme that catalyzes the hydrolytic Deamination of Deoxycytidylic Acid to deoxyuridylic acid and Ammonia. It plays an important Role in the Regulation of the pool of deoxynucleotides in higher organisms. The enzyme also acts on some 5-substituted Deoxycytidylic Acids. EC 3.5.4.12.