IUBMB Enzyme Nomenclature


Accepted name: α-glucuronidase

Reaction: an α-D-glucuronoside + H2O = an alcohol + D-glucuronate

Other name(s): α-glucosiduronase

Systematic name: α-D-glucosiduronate glucuronohydrolase

Comments: considerable differences in the specificities of the enzymes from different fungi for α-D-glucosiduronates have been reported. Activity is also found in the snail.

Links to other databases: BRENDA, EXPASY, KEGG, Metacyc, PDB, CAS registry number: 37259-81-7


1. Puls, J. α-Glucuronidases in the hydrolysis of wood xylans. In Xylans and Xylanases (J. Visser et al., Eds.), Elsevier, Amsterdam, (1992) pp. 213-224.

2. Uchida, H., Nanri, T., Kawabata, Y., Kusakabe, I., Murakami, K. Purification and characterization of intracellular α-glucuronidase from Aspergillus niger. Biosci. Biotechnol. Biochem. 56 (1992) 1608-1615.

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