IUBMB Enzyme Nomenclature


Accepted name: polymannuronate hydrolase

Reaction: Endohydrolysis of the D-mannuronide linkages of polymannuronate

Other name(s): polymannuronic acid polymerase

Systematic name: poly(mannuronide) mannuronohydrolase

Comments: Does not act on alginic acid, which is a copolymer of polymannuronate.

Links to other databases: BRENDA, EXPASY, KEGG, Metacyc, CAS registry number: 99283-64-4


1. Dunne, W.M., Jr. and Buckmire, F.L.A. Partial purification and characterization of a polymannuronic acid depolymerase produced by a mucoid strain of Pseudomonas aeruginosa isolated from a patient with cystic fibrosis. Appl. Environ. Microbiol. 50 (1985) 562-567. [PMID: 3935048]

[EC created 1989]

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