IUBMB Enzyme Nomenclature


Accepted name: peptidoglycan β-N-acetylmuramidase

Reaction: Hydrolysis of terminal, non-reducing N-acetylmuramic residues

Other name(s): exo-β-N-acetylmuramidase; exo-β-acetylmuramidase; β-2-acetamido-3-O-(D-1-carboxyethyl)-2-deoxy-D-glucoside acetamidodeoxyglucohydrolase

Systematic name: peptidoglycan β-N-acetylmuramoylexohydrolase

Links to other databases: BRENDA, EXPASY, KEGG, Metacyc, CAS registry number: 52219-03-1


1. Del Rio, L.A. and Berkeley, R.C.W. Exo-β-N-acetylmuramidase - a novel hexosaminidase. Production by Bacillus subtilis B, purification and characterization. Eur. J. Biochem. 65 (1976) 3-12. [PMID: 6281]

[EC created 1976]

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