EC - β-D-fucosidase

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Accepted name:
Other name:
Systematic name:
β-D-fucoside fucohydrolase



Enzymes from some sources also hydrolyse β-D-galactosides and/or β-D-glucosides and/or α-L-arabinosides. The activity of EC xylan 1,4-β-xylosidase, is an associated activity found in some sources (e.g. liver).

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Enzymes and pathways: NC-IUBMB , BRENDA , ExplorEnz , ENZYME@ExPASy , KEGG , MetaCyc , UniPathway
Structural data: CSA , EC2PDB
Gene Ontology: GO:0033907
CAS Registry Number: 9025-34-7


  1. Chinchetru, M.A., Cabezas, J.A. and Calvo, P.
    Characterization and kinetics of β-D-gluco/fuco/galactosidase from sheep liver.
    Comp. Biochem. Physiol. B 75: 719-728 (1983). [PMID: 6413126]
  2. Chinchetru, M.A., Cabezas, J.A. and Calvo, P.
    Purification and characterization of a broad specificity β-glucosidase from sheep liver.
    Int. J. Biochem. 21: 469-476 (1989). [PMID: 2503402]
  3. Rodriguez, J.A., Cabezas, J.A. and Calvo, P.
    β-Fucosidase, β-glucosidase and β-galactosidase activities associated in bovine liver.
    Int. J. Biochem. 14: 695-698 (1982). [PMID: 6811346]
  4. Wiederschain, G. and Prokopenkov, A.
    β-D-Galactosidase and β-D-fucosidase of pig kidney.
    Arch. Biochem. Biophys. 158: 539-543 (1973). [PMID: 4782520]
  5. Wiederschain, G.Y., Beyer, E.M., Klyaschitsty, B.A. and Shashkov, A.S.
    Specificity patterns of different types of human fucosidase. Recognition of a certain region of the pyranose ring in sugars by the enzymes.
    Biochim. Biophys. Acta 659: 434-444 (1981). [PMID: 6789883]

[EC created 1965, deleted 1972, reinstated 1978]