IUBMB Enzyme Nomenclature


Accepted name: orsellinate-depside hydrolase

Reaction: orsellinate depside + H2O = 2 orsellinate

Glossary: orsellinate = 2,4-dihydroxy-6-methylbenzoate

Other name(s): lecanorate hydrolase

Systematic name: orsellinate-depside hydrolase

Comments: The enzyme will only hydrolyse those substrates based on the 2,4-dihydroxy-6-methylbenzoate structure that also have a free hydroxy group ortho to the depside linkage.

Links to other databases: BRENDA, EXPASY, KEGG, Metacyc, CAS registry number: 62213-12-1


1. Schultz, J. and Mosbach, K. Studies on lichen enzymes. Purification and properties of an orsellinate depside hydrolase obtained from Lasallia pustulata. Eur. J. Biochem. 22 (1971) 153-157. [PMID: 5116606]

[EC created 1976]

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