EC - 2,6-β-fructan 6-levanbiohydrolase

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IntEnz Enzyme Nomenclature


Accepted name:
2,6-β-fructan 6-levanbiohydrolase
Other names:
2,6-β-D-fructan 6-β-D-fructofuranosylfructohydrolase
2,6-β-D-fructan 6-levanbiohydrolase
levanbiose-producing levanase
2,6-β-D-fructofuranan 6-(β-D-fructosyl)-D-fructose-hydrolase
Systematic name:
(2→6)-β-D-fructofuranan 6-(β-D-fructosyl)-D-fructose-hydrolase


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Enzymes and pathways: NC-IUBMB , BRENDA , ExplorEnz , ENZYME@ExPASy , KEGG , MetaCyc , UniPathway
Structural data: CSA , EC2PDB
Gene Ontology: GO:0033912
CAS Registry Number: 37288-46-3


  1. Avigad, G. and Zelikson, R.
    Cleavage of fructans to levanbiose by a specific hydrolase.
    Bull. Res. Counc. Isr. 11 : 253-257 (1963).
  2. Saito, K., Kondo, K., Kojima, I., Yokota, A. and Tomita, F.
    Purification and characterization of 2,6-β-D-fructan 6-levanbiohydrolase from Streptomyces exfoliatus F3-2.
    Appl. Environ. Microbiol. 66 : 252-256 (2000). [PMID: 10618232]
  3. Saito, K., Oda, Y., Tomita, F. and Yokota, A.
    Molecular cloning of the gene for 2,6-β-D-fructan 6-levanbiohydrolase from Streptomyces exfoliatus F3-2.
    FEMS Microbiol. Lett. 218 : 265-270 (2003). [PMID: 12586402]
  4. Song, E.K., Kim, H., Sung, H.K. and Cha, J.
    Cloning and characterization of a levanbiohydrolase from Microbacterium laevaniformans ATCC 15953.
    Gene 291 : 45-55 (2002). [PMID: 12095678]
  5. Kang, E.J., Lee, S.O., Lee, J.D., Lee, T.H. and Lee, T.H.
    Purification and characterization of a levanbiose-producing levanase from Pseudomonas sp. No. 43.
    Biotechnol. Appl. Biochem. 29 : 263-268 (1999). [PMID: 10334957]

[EC created 1972, modified 2004]