IUBMB Enzyme Nomenclature


Accepted name: adenosine nucleosidase

Reaction: adenosine + H2O = D-ribose + adenine

Other name(s): adenosinase; N-ribosyladenine ribohydrolase; adenosine hydrolase; ANase

Systematic name: adenosine ribohydrolase

Comments: Also acts on adenosine N-oxide.

Links to other databases: BRENDA, EXPASY, GTD, KEGG, Metacyc, CAS registry number: 9075-41-6


1. Mazelis, M. and Creveling, R.K. An adenosine hydrolase from brussels sprouts. J. Biol. Chem. 238 (1963) 3358-3361.

[EC created 1972]

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