IUBMB Enzyme Nomenclature


Accepted name: bis(5'-nucleosyl)-tetraphosphatase (asymmetrical)

Reaction: P1,P4-bis(5'-guanosyl) tetraphosphate + H2O = GTP + GMP

Other name(s): bis(5'-guanosyl)-tetraphosphatase; bis(5'-adenosyl)-tetraphosphatase; diguanosinetetraphosphatase (asymmetrical); dinucleosidetetraphosphatase (asymmetrical); diadenosine P1,P4-tetraphosphatase; dinucleoside tetraphosphatase;

Systematic name: P1,P4-bis(5'-nucleosyl)-tetraphosphate nucleotidohydrolase

Comments: Also acts on bis(5'-xanthosyl)-tetraphosphate and, more slowly, on bis(5'-adenosyl)-tetraphosphate and bis(5'-uridyl)-tetraphosphate [cf. EC bis(5'-nucleosyl)-tetraphosphatase (symmetrical)]

Links to other databases: BRENDA, EXPASY, KEGG, Metacyc, PDB, CAS registry number: 37289-29-5


1. Jakubowski, H. and Guranowski, A. Enzymes hydrolyzing ApppA and/or AppppA in higher plants. Purification and some properties of diadenosine triphosphatase, diadenosine tetraphosphatase, and phosphodiesterase from yellow lupin (Lupinus luteus) seeds. J. Biol. Chem. 258 (1983) 9982-9989. [PMID: 6309793]

2. Vallejo, C.M., Lobatón, C.D., Quintanilla, M., Sillero, A. and Sillero, M.A.G. Dinucleosidasetetraphosphatase in rat liver and Artemia salina. Biochim. Biophys. Acta 438 (1976) 304-309. [PMID: 181087]

3. Warner, A.H. and Finamore, F.J. Isolation, purification, and characterization of P1,P4-diguanosine 5'-tetraphosphate asymmetrical-pyrophosphohydrolase from brine shrimp eggs. Biochemistry 4 (1965) 1568-1575. [PMID: 4955726]

[EC created 1972, modified 1976, modified 1986]

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