Uncharacterized subgroup of the nitrilase superfamily; some members of this subgroup have an N-terminal RimI domain (class 12 nitrilases)
Some members of this subgroup are implicated in post-translational modification, as they contain an N-terminal GCN5-related N-acetyltransferase (GNAT) protein RimI family domain. The nitrilase superfamily is comprised of nitrile- or amide-hydrolyzing enzymes and amide-condensing enzymes, which depend on a Glu-Lys-Cys catalytic triad. This superfamily has been classified in the literature based on global and structure based sequence analysis into thirteen different enzyme classes (referred to as 1-13), this subgroup corresponds to class 12. Members of this superfamily generally form homomeric complexes, the basic building block of which is a homodimer.