Reaction: D-glucono-1,5-lactone + H2O = D-gluconate
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Other name(s): lactonase; aldonolactonase; glucono-δ-lactonase; gulonolactonase
Systematic name: D-glucono-1,5-lactone lactonohydrolase
Comments: Acts on a wide range of hexose-1,5-lactones. The hydrolysis of L-gulono-1,5-lactone was previously listed as EC 188.8.131.52, aldonolactonase.
Links to other databases: BRENDA, EXPASY, KEGG, Metacyc, PDB, CAS registry number: 9012-73-1
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