Reaction: Exonucleolytic cleavage in the 3'- to 5'-direction to yield nucleoside 5'-phosphates
Other name(s): Escherichia coli exonuclease I; E. coli exonuclease I; exonuclease I
Comments: Preference for single-stranded DNA. The Escherichia coli enzyme hydrolyses glucosylated DNA. Formerly EC 126.96.36.199.
Links to other databases: BRENDA, EXPASY, KEGG, Metacyc, PDB, CAS registry number: 9037-46-1
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