, an inosine nucleosidase
is an enzyme
the chemical reaction
- inosine + H2O D-ribose + hypoxanthine
Thus, the two substrates of this enzyme are inosine and H2O, whereas its two products are D-ribose and hypoxanthine.
This enzyme belongs to the family of hydrolases, specifically those glycosylases that hydrolyse N-glycosyl compounds. The systematic name of this enzyme class is inosine ribohydrolase. Other names in common use include inosinase, and inosine-guanosine nucleosidase. This enzyme participates in purine metabolism.
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- The CAS registry number for this enzyme class is .
Gene Ontology (GO) codes