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Type_substrate Report for: Cyanide

Chemical compounds that contains a CN functional group. Organic cyanides are usually called nitriles. Cyanogenesis is a defense process of several thousand plant species. (Some millipedes are able to exude toxic hydrogen cyanide as a defense). Hydroxynitrile lyase, a key enzyme of this process, cleaves a cyanohydrin into hydrocyanic acid and the corresponding aldehyde or ketone. The reverse reaction constitutes an important tool in biocatalysis. Building block for many inhibitors of enzymes
See also this moiety in type of inhibitors: Cyanide

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