IUBMB Enzyme Nomenclature


Accepted name: α-L-fucosidase

Reaction: an α-L-fucoside + H2O = L-fucose + an alcohol

Other name(s): α-fucosidase

Systematic name: α-L-fucoside fucohydrolase

Links to other databases: BRENDA, EXPASY, KEGG, Metacyc, PDB, CAS registry number: 9037-65-4


1. Levvy, G.A. and McAllan, A. Mammalian fucosidases. 2. α-L-Fucosidase. Biochem. J. 80 (1961) 435-439.

2. Reglero, A. and Cabezas, J.A. Glycosidases of molluscs. Purification and properties of α-L-fucosidase from Chamelea gallina L. Eur. J. Biochem. 66 (1976) 379-387. [PMID: 7458]

3. Tanaka, K., Nakano, T., Noguchi, S. and Pigman, W. Purification of α-L-fucosidase of abalone livers. Arch. Biochem. Biophys. 126 (1968) 624-633. [PMID: 5672520]

[EC created 1972]

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