EC - Deoxyribonuclease (pyrimidine dimer)

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Accepted name:
deoxyribonuclease (pyrimidine dimer)
Other names:
T4 endonuclease V
bacteriophage T4 endodeoxyribonuclease V
endodeoxyribonuclease (pyrimidine dimer)
Systematic name:



Acts on a damaged strand, 5' from the damaged site.

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Enzymes and pathways: NC-IUBMB , BRENDA , ERGO , ExplorEnz , ENZYME@ExPASy , KEGG , MetaCyc , UniPathway
Structural data: CSA , EC2PDB
Gene Ontology: GO:0033892
CAS Registry Number: 66143-22-4


  1. Braun, A.G., Radman, M. and Grossman, L.
    Enzymic repair of DNA: sites of hydrolysis by the Escherichia coli endonuclease specific for pyrimidine dimers (corendonuclease II).
    Biochemistry 15: 4116-4120 (1976).
  2. Riazuddin, S. and Grossman, L.
    Micrococcus luteus correndonucleases. II. Mechanism of action of two endonucleases specific for DNA containing pyrimidine dimers.
    J. Biol. Chem. 252: 6287-6293 (1977). [PMID: 330526]

[EC created 1978]