Reaction: Exonucleolytic cleavage in the 3'- to 5'-direction to yield nucleoside 5'-phosphates
Other name(s): Escherichia coli exonuclease III; E. coli exonuclease III; endoribonuclease III
Comments: Preference for double-stranded DNA. Has endonucleolytic activity near apurinic sites on DNA. Formerly EC 188.8.131.52.
Links to other databases: BRENDA, EXPASY, KEGG, Metacyc, PDB, CAS registry number: 9037-44-9
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3. Richardson, C.C., Lehman, I.R. and Kornberg, A. A deoxyribonucleic acid phosphatase-exonuclease from Escherichia coli. II. Characterization of the exonuclease activity. J. Biol. Chem. 239 (1964) 251-258.