IUBMB Enzyme Nomenclature


Accepted name: raucaffricine β-glucosidase

Reaction: raucaffricine + H2O = D-glucose + vomilenine

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Other name(s): raucaffricine β-D-glucosidase; raucaffricine glucosidase

Systematic name: raucaffricine β-D-glucohydrolase

Comments: Highly specific; some other ajmalan glucoside alkaloids are hydrolysed, but more slowly.

Links to other databases: BRENDA, EXPASY, KEGG, Metacyc, PDB, CAS registry number: 102925-37-1


1. Schübel, H., Stöckigt, J., Feicht, R. and Simon, H. Partial-purification and characterization of raucaffricine β-D-glucosidase from plant cell-suspension cultures of Rauwolfia serpentina benth. Helv. Chim. Acta 69 (1986) 538-547.

[EC created 1989]

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