IUBMB Enzyme Nomenclature


Accepted name: β-N-acetylgalactosaminidase

Reaction: Hydrolysis of terminal non-reducing N-acetyl-D-galactosamine residues in N-acetyl-β-D-galactosaminides

Other name(s): N-acetyl-β-galactosaminidase; N-acetyl-β-D-galactosaminidase; β-acetylgalactosaminidase; β-D-N-acetylgalactosaminidase; N-acetylgalactosaminidase

Systematic name: β-N-acetyl-D-galactosaminide N-acetylgalactosaminohydrolase

Links to other databases: BRENDA, EXPASY, KEGG, Metacyc, CAS registry number: 9054-43-7


1. Frohwein, Y.S. and Gatt, S. Isolation of β-N-acetylhexosaminidase, β-N-acetylglucosaminidase, and β-N-acetylgalactosaminidase from calf brain. Biochemistry 6 (1967) 2775-2782. [PMID: 6055190]

2. Hoogwinkel, G.J.M., Veltkamp, W.A., Overdijk, B. and Lisman, J.W. Electrophoretic separation of β-N-acetylhexosaminidases of human and bovine brain and liver and of Tay-Sachs brain tissue. Hoppe-Seylers Z. Physiol. Chem. 353 (1972) 839-841. [PMID: 5069351]

[EC created 1972]

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