, an alpha-L-fucosidase
is an enzyme
the chemical reaction
- an alpha-L-fucoside + H2O L-fucose + an alcohol
Thus, the two substrates of this enzyme are alpha-L-fucoside and H2O, whereas its two products are L-fucose and alcohol.
This enzyme belongs to the family of hydrolases, specifically those glycosidases that hydrolyse O- and S-glycosyl compounds. The systematic name of this enzyme class is alpha-L-fucoside fucohydrolase. This enzyme is also called alpha-fucosidase. This enzyme participates in n-glycan degradation and glycan structures - degradation.
As of late 2007, 3 structures have been solved for this class of enzymes, with PDB accession codes , , and .
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- Reglero A, Cabezas JA "Glycosidases of molluscs. Purification and properties of alpha-L-fucosidase from Chamelea gallina L". Eur. J. Biochem. 66 379–87.
- Tanaka K, Nakano T, Noguchi S, Pigman W "Purification of alpha-L-fucosidase of abalone livers". Arch. Biochem. Biophys. 126 624–33.
- The CAS registry number for this enzyme class is .
Gene Ontology (GO) codes