> > can anybody give me a hint about the function of amidases in eukaryotes?
>> Nothing real certain but one in particular, lipoamidase, cleaves lipoic
> acid from alpha-keto dehydrogenases. Probably involved with lipoic acid
> turnover and some recent findings that lipoic acid may serve some
> function as an anti-oxidant.
Have you thought about the so-called glutaminase and asparaginase ? They
hydrolyse glutamine and asparagine to glutamate and aspartate,
respectively. But I have no data at hand right now.