IUBMB Enzyme Nomenclature


Accepted name: nucleoside deoxyribosyltransferase

Reaction: 2-deoxy-D-ribosyl-base1 + base2 = 2-deoxy-D-ribosyl-base2 + base1

Other name(s): purine(pyrimidine) nucleoside:purine(pyrimidine) deoxyribosyl transferase; deoxyribose transferase; nucleoside trans-N-deoxyribosylase; trans-deoxyribosylase; trans-N-deoxyribosylase; trans-N-glycosidase; nucleoside deoxyribosyltransferase I (purine nucleoside:purine deoxyribosyltransferase: strictly specific for transfer between purine bases); nucleoside deoxyribosyltransferase II [purine(pyrimidine) nucleoside:purine(pyrimidine) deoxyribosyltransferase]

Systematic name: nucleoside:purine(pyrimidine) deoxy-D-ribosyltransferase

Comments: Base1 and base2 represent various purines and pyrimidines.

Links to other databases: BRENDA, EXPASY, GTD, KEGG, Metacyc, PDB, CAS registry number: 9026-86-2


1. Kalckar, H.M., MacNutt, W.S. and Hoff-Jørgensen, E. Trans-N-glycosidase studied with radioactive adenine. Biochem. J. 50 (1952) 397-400.

2. MacNutt, W.S. The enzymically catalysed transfer of the deoxyribosyl group from one purine or pyrimidine to another. Biochem. J. 50 (1952) 384-397.

3. Roush, A.H. and Betz, R.F. Purification and properties of trans-N-deoxyribosylase. J. Biol. Chem. 233 (1958) 261-266.

[EC created 1961]

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