IUBMB Enzyme Nomenclature


Accepted name: 2,6-β-fructan 6-levanbiohydrolase

Reaction: Hydrolysis of (2→6)-β-D-fructofuranan, to remove successive disaccharide residues as levanbiose, i.e. 6-(β-D-fructofuranosyl)-D-fructose, from the end of the chain

Other name(s): β-2,6-fructan-6-levanbiohydrolase; 2,6-β-D-fructan 6-levanbiohydrolase; levanbiose-producing levanase; 2,6-β-D-fructan 6-β-D-fructofuranosylfructohydrolase

Systematic name: (2→6)-β-D-fructofuranan 6-(β-D-fructosyl)-D-fructose-hydrolase

Links to other databases: BRENDA, EXPASY, KEGG, Metacyc, CAS registry number: 37288-46-3


1. Avigad, G. and Zelikson, R. Cleavage of fructans to levanbiose by a specific hydrolase. Bull. Res. Counc. Isr. 11 (1963) 253-257.

2. Saito, K., Kondo, K., Kojima, I., Yokota, A. and Tomita, F. Purification and characterization of 2,6-β-D-fructan 6-levanbiohydrolase from Streptomyces exfoliatus F3-2. Appl. Environ. Microbiol. 66 (2000) 252-256. [PMID: 10618232]

3. Saito, K., Oda, Y., Tomita, F. and Yokota, A. Molecular cloning of the gene for 2,6-β-D-fructan 6-levanbiohydrolase from Streptomyces exfoliatus F3-2. FEMS Microbiol. Lett. 218 (2003) 265-270. [PMID: 12586402]

4. Song, E.K., Kim, H., Sung, H.K. and Cha, J. Cloning and characterization of a levanbiohydrolase from Microbacterium laevaniformans ATCC 15953. Gene 291 (2002) 45-55. [PMID: 12095678]

5. Kang, E.J., Lee, S.O., Lee, J.D., Lee, T.H. and Lee, T.H. Purification and characterization of a levanbiose-producing levanase from Pseudomonas sp. No. 43. Biotechnol. Appl. Biochem. 29 (1999) 263-268. [PMID: 10334957]

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