IUBMB Enzyme Nomenclature

EC 3.2.1.74

Accepted name: glucan 1,4-β-glucosidase

Reaction: Hydrolysis of (1→4)-linkages in (1→4)-β-D-glucans, to remove successive glucose units

Other name(s): exo-1,4-β-glucosidase; exocellulase; exo-β-1,4-glucosidase; exo-β-1,4-glucanase; β-1,4-β-glucanase; β-glucosidase; exo-1,4-β-glucanase; 1,4-β-D-glucan glucohydrolase

Systematic name: 4-β-D-glucan glucohydrolase

Comments: Acts on 1,4-β-D-glucans and related oligosaccharides. Cellobiose is hydrolysed, but very slowly.

Links to other databases: BRENDA, EXPASY, KEGG, Metacyc, CAS registry number: 37288-52-1

References:

1. Barras, D.R., Moore, A.E. and Stone, B.A. Enzyme-substrate relations among β-glucan hydrolases. Adv. Chem. Ser. 95 (1969) 105-138.

[EC 3.2.1.74 created 1972]


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