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Accepted name: prunasin β-glucosidase
Reaction: (R)-prunasin + H2O = D-glucose + mandelonitrile
Other name(s): prunasin hydrolase
Systematic name: prunasin β-D-glucohydrolase
Comments: Highly specific; does not act on amygdalin, linamarin or gentiobiose. (cf. EC β-glucosidase).
Links to other databases: BRENDA, EXPASY, KEGG, MetaCyc, CAS registry number: 9023-41-0
1.  Kuroki, G., Lizotte, P.A. and Poulton, J.E. L-β-Glycosidases from Prunus serotina EHRH and Davallia trichomanoides. Z. Natursforsch. C: Biosci. 39 (1984) 232–239.
[EC created 1989]

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