IUBMB Enzyme Nomenclature


Accepted name: endoglycosylceramidase

Reaction: oligoglycosylglucosyl-(1↔1)-ceramide + H2O = ceramide + oligoglycosylglucose

Other name(s): endoglycoceramidase; EGCase; glycosyl-N-acetyl-sphingosine 1,1-β-D-glucanohydrolase, oligoglycosylglucosylceramide glycohydrolase; oligoglycosylglucosyl(1↔1)ceramide glycohydrolase

Systematic name: oligoglycosylglucosyl-(1↔1)-ceramide glycohydrolase

Comments: An enzyme from Rhodococcus sp. that degrades various acidic and neutral glycosphingolipids to oligosaccharides and ceramides, by cleaving a glucosyl bond. Does not act on monoglycosylceramides. cf. EC glycosylceramidase.

Links to other databases: BRENDA, EXPASY, KEGG, Metacyc, PDB, CAS registry number: 105503-61-5


1. Ito, M. and Yamagata, T. A novel glycosphingolipid-degrading enzyme cleaves the linkage between the oligosaccharide and ceramide of neutral and acidic glycosphingolipids. J. Biol. Chem. 261 (1986) 14278-14282. [PMID: 3771534]

[EC created 1989]

Return to EC 3.2.1 home page
Return to EC 3.2 home page
Return to EC 3 home page
Return to Enzymes home page
Return to IUBMB Biochemical Nomenclature home page