IUBMB Enzyme Nomenclature


Accepted name: dextranase

Reaction: Endohydrolysis of (1→6)-α-D-glucosidic linkages in dextran

Other name(s): dextran hydrolase; endodextranase; dextranase DL 2; DL 2; endo-dextranase; α-D-1,6-glucan-6-glucanohydrolase; 1,6-α-D-glucan 6-glucanohydrolase

Systematic name: 6-α-D-glucan 6-glucanohydrolase

Links to other databases: BRENDA, EXPASY, KEGG, Metacyc, PDB, CAS registry number: 9025-70-1


1. Bailey, R.W. and Clarke, R.T.J. A bacterial dextranase. Biochem. J. 72 (1959) 49-54.

2. Deuel, H. and Stutz, E. Pectic substances and pectic enzymes. Adv. Enzymol. Relat. Areas Mol. Biol. 20 (1958) 341-382.

3. Fischer, E.H. and Stein, E.A. Cleavage of O- and S-glycosidic bonds (survey), in Boyer, P.D., Lardy, H. and Myrbäck, K. (Eds.), The Enzymes, 2nd edn., vol. 4, Academic Press, New York , 1960, pp. 301-312.

4. Rozenfel'd, E.L. and Lukomskaya, I.S. [The hydrolysis of 1:6 bonds of dextran by animal tissues.] Biokhimiya 21 (1956) 412-415. (in Russian)

[EC created 1961]

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