Reaction: A 2'-deoxyribonucleoside 3'-phosphate + H2O = a 2'-deoxyribonucleoside + phosphate
Other name(s): 3'-deoxynucleotidase; 3'-deoxyribonucleotidase
Systematic name: 2'-deoxyribonucleotide 3'-phosphohydrolase
Comments: Also catalyses the selective removal of 3'-phosphate groups from DNA and oligodeoxyribonucleotides. Induced in Escherichia coli by T-even phages.
Links to other databases: BRENDA, EXPASY, KEGG, Metacyc, CAS registry number: 37288-18-9
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