IUBMB Enzyme Nomenclature


Accepted name: venom exonuclease

Reaction: Exonucleolytic cleavage in the 3'- to 5'- direction to yield nucleoside 5'-phosphates

Other name(s): venom phosphodiesterase

Comments: Preference for single-stranded substrate.

Links to other databases: BRENDA, EXPASY, KEGG, Metacyc, CAS registry number: 9025-82-5


1. Laskowski, M., Sr. Pancreatic deoxyribonuclease I, in Cantoni, G.L. and Davies, D.R. (Eds.), Procedures in Nucleic Acid Research, Harper and Row, New York, 1966, pp. 85-101.

[EC created 1978]

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