IUBMB Enzyme Nomenclature


Accepted name: 1,3-α-L-fucosidase

Reaction: Hydrolysis of (1→3)-linkages between α-L-fucose and N-acetylglucosamine residues in glycoproteins

Other name(s): almond emulsin fucosidase I

Systematic name: 3-α-L-fucosyl-N-acetylglucosaminyl-glycoprotein fucohydrolase

Comments: Not identical with EC 1,2-α-L-fucosidase.

Links to other databases: BRENDA, EXPASY, KEGG, Metacyc, PDB, CAS registry number: 83061-50-1


1. Imber, M.J., Glasgow, L.R. and Pizzo, S.V. Purification of an almond emulsin fucosidase on Cibacron blue-sepharose and demonstration of its activity toward fucose-containing glycoproteins. J. Biol. Chem. 257 (1982) 8205-8210. [PMID: 7085666]

2. Ogata-Arakawa, M., Muramatsu, T. and Kobata, A. α-L-Fucosidases from almond emulsin: characterization of the two enzymes with different specificities. Arch. Biochem. Biophys. 181 (1977) 353-358. [PMID: 18111]

3. Yoshima, H., Takasaki, S., Ito-Mega, S. and Kobata, A. Purification of almond emulsin α-L-fucosidase I by affinity chromatography. Arch. Biochem. Biophys. 194 (1979) 394-398. [PMID: 443810]

[EC created 1986]

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