IUBMB Enzyme Nomenclature


Accepted name: tannase

Reaction: digallate + H2O = 2 gallate

Glossary: gallate = 3,4,5-trihydroxybenzoate
digallate = 3,4-dihydroxy-5-(3,4,5-trihydroxybenzoyloxy)benzoate

Other name(s): tannase S; tannin acetylhydrolase

Systematic name: tannin acylhydrolase

Comments: Also hydrolyses ester links in other tannins.

Links to other databases: BRENDA, EXPASY, KEGG, Metacyc, PDB, CAS registry number: 9025-71-2


1. Dyckerhoff, H. and Armbruster, R. Zur Kenntnis der Tannase. Hoppe-Seyler's Z. Physiol. Chem. 219 (1933) 38-56.

[EC created 1961]

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