This enzyme belongs to the family of hydrolases, specifically those glycosylases that hydrolyse N-glycosyl compounds. The systematic name of this enzyme class is S-adenosyl-L-homocysteine homocysteinylribohydrolase. Other names in common use include S-adenosylhomocysteine hydrolase (ambiguous), S-adenosylhomocysteine nucleosidase, 5'-methyladenosine nucleosidase, S-adenosylhomocysteine/5'-methylthioadenosine nucleosidase, and AdoHcy/MTA nucleosidase. This enzyme participates in methionine metabolism.
Researchers from University of Medicine & Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ) Provide Details of New Studies and Findings in the Area of Bacterial Infections.
Feb 03, 2012; A report, "Methylthioadenosine/S-adenosylhomocysteine nucleosidase, a critical enzyme for bacterial metabolism," is newly...