Hydrolysis of the (1→6)-linked α-D-mannose residues in α-D-Manp-(1→6)-D-Manp
The enzyme is specific for (1→6)-linked mannobiose and has no activity towards any other linkages, or towards p-nitrophenyl-α-D-mannopyranoside or baker’s yeast mannan. It is strongly inhibited by Mn2+ but does not require Ca2+ or any other metal cofactor for activity.
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