Reaction: endonucleolytic cleavage to give 5'-phosphooligonucleotide end-products, with a preference for cleavage within the sequence CC
Other name(s): Streptomyces glaucescens exocytoplasmic dodeoxyribonuclease
Comments: prefers CC sites in double-stranded circular and linear DNA. Greater affinity for double-stranded than single-stranded DNA. Produces nicks, generating double-stranded fragments with 5'- and/or 3'-protruding single-stranded tails. Requires magnesium ions for activity. The endonuclease from Chlorella-like green algae infected with NYs-1 virus 4 may be the same enzyme.
Links to other databases: BRENDA, EXPASY, KEGG, Metacyc, CAS registry number: 37211-67-9
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