IUBMB Enzyme Nomenclature


Accepted name: vicianin β-glucosidase

Reaction: (R)-vicianin + H2O = mandelonitrile + vicianose

Other name(s): vicianin hydrolase

Systematic name: (R)-vicianin β-D-glucohydrolase

Comments: Also hydrolyses, more slowly, (R)-amygdalin and (R)-prunasin, but not gentiobiose, linamarin or cellobiose.

Links to other databases: BRENDA, EXPASY, KEGG, Metacyc, CAS registry number: 91608-93-4


1. Kuroki, G., Lizotte, P.A. and Poulton, J.E. Catabolism of (R)-amygdalin and (R-viscianin by partially purified β-Glycosidases from Prunus serotina Ehrh and Davallia trichomanoides. Z. Natursforsch. C: Biosci. 39 (1984) 232-239.

[EC created 1989]

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