IUBMB Enzyme Nomenclature


Accepted name: thioglucosidase

Reaction: a thioglucoside + H2O = a sugar + a thiol

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Other name(s): myrosinase; sinigrinase; sinigrase

Systematic name: thioglucoside glucohydrolase

Comments: Has a wide specificity for thioglycosides.

Links to other databases: BRENDA, EXPASY, KEGG, Metacyc, PDB, CAS registry number: 9025-38-1


1. Goodman, I., Fouts, J.R., Bresnick, E., Menegas, R. and Hitchings, G.H. A mammalian thioglucosidase. Science 130 (1959) 450-451.

2. Pigman, W.W. Action of almond emulsin on the phenyl glucosides of synthetic sugars and on β-thiophenyl d-glucoside. J. Res. Nat. Bur. Stand. 26 (1941) 197-204.

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