IUBMB Enzyme Nomenclature


Accepted name: steryl-β-glucosidase

Reaction: cholesteryl-β-D-glucoside + H2O = D-glucose + cholesterol

Systematic name: cholesteryl-β-D-glucoside glucohydrolase

Comments: Acts on glucosides of cholesterol and sitosterol, but not on some related sterols such as coprostanol.

Links to other databases: BRENDA, EXPASY, KEGG, Metacyc, PDB, CAS registry number: 69494-88-8


1. Kalinowska, M. and Wojciechowski, Z.A. Purification and some properties of steryl β-D-glucoside hydrolase from Sinapis alba seedlings. Phytochemistry 17 (1978) 1533-1537.

[EC created 1984]

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