Accepted name: ribonuclease [poly-(U)-specific]
Reaction: Endonucleolytic cleavage of poly(U) to fragments terminated by 3′-hydroxy and 5′-phosphate groups
Other name(s): ribonuclease (uracil-specific); uracil-specific endoribonuclease; uracil-specific RNase
Comments: Forms oligonucleotides with chain lengths of 6 to 12.
1.  Bachmann, M., Trautmann, F., Messer, R., Zahn, R.K., Meyer zum Büschenfelde, K.H. and Müller, W.E.G. Association of a polyuridylate-specific endoribonuclease with small nuclear ribonucleo-proteins which had been isolated by affinity chromatography using antibodies from a patient with systemic lupus erythematosus. Eur. J. Biochem. 136 (1983) 447–451. [PMID: 6227485]
[EC created 1986]