Reaction: Exonucleolytic cleavage in the 5'- to 3'-direction to yield nucleoside 3'-phosphates
Other name(s): 3'-exonuclease; spleen phosphodiesterase; 3'-nucleotide phosphodiesterase; phosphodiesterase II
Comments: Preference for single-stranded substrate. Formerly EC 188.8.131.52 (cf. EC 184.108.40.206 micrococcal nuclease).
Links to other databases: BRENDA, EXPASY, KEGG, Metacyc, CAS registry number: 9068-54-6
1. Bernardi, A. and Bernardi, G. Spleen acid nuclease, in Boyer, P.D. (Ed.), The Enzymes, 3rd edn., vol. 4, Academic Press, New York, 1971, pp. 329-336.