IUBMB Enzyme Nomenclature


Accepted name: fucoidanase

Reaction: Endohydrolysis of (1→2)-α-L-fucoside linkages in fucoidan without release of sulfate

Other name(s): α-L-fucosidase

Systematic name: poly[(1→2)-α-L-fucoside-4-sulfate] glycanohydrolase

Links to other databases: BRENDA, EXPASY, KEGG, Metacyc, CAS registry number: 37288-38-3


1. Thanassi, N.M. and Nakada, H.I. Enzymic degradation of fucoidan by enzymes from the hepatopancreas of abalone, Halotus species. Arch. Biochem. Biophys. 118 (1967) 172-177.

[EC created 1972]

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