Reaction: Endohydrolysis of the D-mannuronide linkages of polymannuronate
Other name(s): polymannuronic acid polymerase
Systematic name: poly(mannuronide) mannuronohydrolase
Comments: Does not act on alginic acid, which is a copolymer of polymannuronate.
Links to other databases: BRENDA, EXPASY, KEGG, Metacyc, CAS registry number: 99283-64-4
1. Dunne, W.M., Jr. and Buckmire, F.L.A. Partial purification and characterization of a polymannuronic acid depolymerase produced by a mucoid strain of Pseudomonas aeruginosa isolated from a patient with cystic fibrosis. Appl. Environ. Microbiol. 50 (1985) 562-567. [PMID: 3935048]