IUBMB Enzyme Nomenclature


Accepted name: endo-1,4-β-xylanase

Reaction: Endohydrolysis of (1→4)-β-D-xylosidic linkages in xylans

Other name(s): endo-(1→4)-β-xylan 4-xylanohydrolase; endo-1,4-xylanase; xylanase; β-1,4-xylanase; endo-1,4-xylanase; endo-β-1,4-xylanase; endo-1,4-β-D-xylanase; 1,4-β-xylan xylanohydrolase; β-xylanase; β-1,4-xylan xylanohydrolase; endo-1,4-β-xylanase; β-D-xylanase

Systematic name: 4-β-D-xylan xylanohydrolase

Links to other databases: BRENDA, EXPASY, KEGG, Metacyc, PDB, CAS registry number: 9025-57-4


1. Howard, B.H., Jones, G. and Purdom, M.R. The pentosanases of some rumen bacteria. Biochem. J. 74 (1960) 173-180.

2. Whistler, R.L. and Masek, E. Enzymatic hydolysis of xylan. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 77 (1955) 1241-1243.

[EC created 1961]

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