IUBMB Enzyme Nomenclature


Accepted name: glucuronan lyase

Reaction: Eliminative cleavage of (1→4)-β-D-glucuronans to give oligosaccharides with 4-deoxy-β-D-gluc-4-enuronosyl groups at their non-reducing ends. Complete degradation of glucuronans results in the formation of tetrasaccharides.

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Other name(s): (1,4)-β-D-glucuronan lyase

Systematic name: (1→4)-β-D-glucuronan lyase

Links to other databases: BRENDA, EXPASY, KEGG, Metacyc, CAS registry number: 193766-71-1


1. Michaud, P., Pheulpin, P., Petit, E., Seguin, J.P., Barbotin, J.N., Heyraud, A., Courtois, B. and Courtois, J. Identification of glucuronan lyase from a mutant strain of Rhizobium meliloti. Int. J. Biol. Macromol. 21 (1997) 3-9. [PMID: 9283009]

[EC created 2000]

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