IUBMB Enzyme Nomenclature

EC 3.1.4.38

Accepted name: glycerophosphocholine cholinephosphodiesterase

Reaction: sn-glycero-3-phosphocholine + H2O = glycerol + phosphocholine

Other name(s): L-3-glycerylphosphinicocholine cholinephosphohydrolase

Systematic name: sn-glycero-3-phosphocholine cholinephosphohydrolase

Comments: No activity on sn-3-glycerophosphoethanolamine.

Links to other databases: BRENDA, EXPASY, KEGG, Metacyc, CAS registry number: 60063-78-7

References:

1. Abra, R.M. and Quinn, P.J. A novel pathway for phosphatidylcholine catabolism in rat brain homogenates. Biochim. Biophys. Acta 380 (1975) 436-441. [PMID: 166661]

[EC 3.1.4.38 created 1976]


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