ExplorEnz: Information
The Enzyme Database


 

About ExplorEnz — The Enzyme Database

ExplorEnz is an open-access, manually curated and peer-reviewed enzyme database of the of the IUBMB Enzyme Nomenclature List.

Recommendations of the Nomenclature Committee of the International Union of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology on the Nomenclature and Classification of Enzymes by the Reactions they Catalyse


It is the definitive list, produced by the Nomenclature Committee of the International Union of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (NC-IUBMB), in consultation with the IUPAC-IUBMB Joint Commission on Biochemical Nomenclature (JCBN).

Enzyme entries are authorized on behalf of NC-IUBMB by a subcommitee comprising Kristian Axelsen (Switzerland), Richard Cammack (UK), Ron Caspi (USA), Athel Cornish Bowden (France), Minoru Kanehisa (Japan), Masaaki Kotera (Japan), Andrew McDonald (Ireland), Gerry Moss (UK), Dietmar Schomburg (Germany), Ida Schomburg (Germany), and Keith Tipton (Ireland).

The data are used by many other databases and each entry is cross-referenced to a selected number of these. There are currently over 6800 entries, and proposed additions and amendments to the Enzyme Nomenclature list are made available on this site for public review for a period of 4 weeks before their incorporation into the list.

ExplorEnz is designed, developed and maintained for the IUBMB by Andrew McDonald (School of Biochemistry & Immunology, Trinity College, Dublin 2, Ireland).

All entries © 2001–2017 IUBMB