Accepted name: β-galactofuranosidase
Reaction: Hydrolysis of terminal non-reducing β-D-galactofuranosides, releasing galactose
Other name(s): exo-β-galactofuranosidase; exo-β-D-galactofuranosidase; β-D-galactofuranosidase
Systematic name: β-D-galactofuranoside hydrolase
Comments: The enzyme from Helminthosporium sacchari detoxifies helminthosporoside, a bis(digalactosyl)terpene produced by this fungus, by releasing its four molecules of bound galactose.
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[EC created 2001]