IUBMB Enzyme Nomenclature


Accepted name: coniferin β-glucosidase

Reaction: coniferin + H2O = D-glucose + coniferol

Other name(s): coniferin-hydrolyzing β-glucosidase

Systematic name: coniferin β-D-glucosidase

Comments: Also hydrolyses syringin, 4-cinnamyl alcohol β-glucoside and, more slowly, some other aryl β-glycosides. A plant cell-wall enzyme involved in the biosynthesis of lignin.

Links to other databases: BRENDA, EXPASY, KEGG, Metacyc, CAS registry number: 83869-30-1


1. Hösel, W., Surholt, E. and Borgmann, E. Characterization of β-glucosidase isoenzymes possibly involved in lignification from chick pea (Cicer arietinum L.) cell suspension cultures. Eur. J. Biochem. 84 (1978) 487-492. [PMID: 25181]

2. Marcinowski, S. and Grisebach, H. Enzymology of lignification. Cell-wall bound β-glucosidase for coniferin from spruce (Picea abies) seedlings. Eur. J. Biochem. 87 (1978) 37-44. [PMID: 27355]

[EC created 1989]

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