IUBMB Enzyme Nomenclature


Accepted name: β-fructofuranosidase

Reaction: Hydrolysis of terminal non-reducing β-D-fructofuranoside residues in β-D-fructofuranosides

Other name(s): invertase; saccharase; glucosucrase; β-h-fructosidase; β-fructosidase; invertin; sucrase; maxinvert L 1000; fructosylinvertase; alkaline invertase; acid invertase

Systematic name: β-D-fructofuranoside fructohydrolase

Comments: Substrates include sucrose; also catalyses fructotransferase reactions.

Links to other databases: BRENDA, EXPASY, GTD, KEGG, Metacyc, PDB, CAS registry number: 9001-57-4


1. Myrbäck, K. Invertases, in Boyer, P.D., Lardy, H. and Myrbäck, K. (Eds.), The Enzymes, 2nd edn., vol. 4, Academic Press, New York, 1960, pp. 379-396.

2. Neumann, N.P. and Lampen, J.O. Purification and properties of yeast invertase. Biochemistry 6 (1967) 468-475. [PMID: 4963242]

[EC created 1961]

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