IUBMB Enzyme Nomenclature


Accepted name: β-glucuronidase

Reaction: a β-D-glucuronoside + H2O = D-glucuronate + an alcohol

Other name(s): β-glucuronide glucuronohydrolase glucuronidase; exo-β-D-glucuronidase; ketodase

Systematic name: β-D-glucuronoside glucuronosohydrolase

Links to other databases: BRENDA, EXPASY, KEGG, Metacyc, PDB, CAS registry number: 9001-45-0


1. Diez, T. and Cabezas, J.A. Properties of two molecular forms of β-glucuronidase from the mollusc Littorina littorea L. Eur. J. Biochem. 93 (1978) 301-311.

2. Doyle, M.L., Katzman, P.A. and Doisy, E.A. Production and properties of bacterial β-glucuronidase. J. Biol. Chem. 217 (1955) 921-930.

3. Fishman, W.H. Beta-glucuronidase. Adv. Enzymol. Relat. Subj. Biochem. 16 (1955) 361-409.

4. Levvy, G.A. and Marsh, C.A. β-Glucuronidase, in Boyer, P.D., Lardy, H. and Myrbäck, K. (Eds.), The Enzymes, 2nd edn., vol. 4, Academic Press, New York, 1960, pp. 397-407.

5. Wakabayashi, M. and Fishman, W.H. The comparative ability of β-glucuronidase preparations (liver, Escherichia coli, Helix pomatia, and Patella vulgata) to hydrolyze certain steroid glucosiduronic acids. J. Biol. Chem. 236 (1961) 996-1001.

[EC created 1961]

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