Accepted name: deoxynucleotide 3′-phosphatase
Reaction: a 2′-deoxyribonucleoside 3′-phosphate + H2O = a 2′-deoxyribonucleoside + phosphate
Other name(s): 3′-deoxynucleotidase; 3′-deoxyribonucleotidase
Systematic name: 2′-deoxyribonucleotide 3′-phosphohydrolase
Comments: Also catalyses the selective removal of 3′-phosphate groups from DNA and oligodeoxyribonucleotides. Induced in Escherichia coli by T-even phages.
1.  Becker, A. and Hurwitz, J. The enzymatic cleavage of phosphate termini from polynucleotides. J. Biol. Chem. 242 (1967) 936–950. [PMID: 4289819]
[EC created 1972]