IUBMB Enzyme Nomenclature


Accepted name: prunasin β-glucosidase

Reaction: (R)-prunasin + H2O = D-glucose + mandelonitrile

Other name(s): prunasin hydrolase

Systematic name: prunasin β-D-glucohydrolase

Comments: Highly specific; does not act on amygdalin, linamarin or gentiobiose. (cf. EC β-glucosidase).

Links to other databases: BRENDA, EXPASY, KEGG, Metacyc, CAS registry number: 9023-41-0


1. Kuroki, G., Lizotte, P.A. and Poulton, J.E. L-β-Glycosidases from Prunus serotina EHRH and Davallia trichomanoides. Z. Natursforsch. C: Biosci. 39 (1984) 232-239.

[EC created 1989]

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