Accepted name: mannosylglycerate hydrolase
Reaction: 2-O-(α-D-mannopyranosyl)-D-glycerate + H2O = D-mannopyranose + D-glycerate
Other name(s): MgH
Systematic name: 2-O-(α-D-mannopyranosyl)-D-glycerate D-mannohydrolase
Comments: The enzyme occurs in thermophilic bacteria and has been characterized in Thermus thermophilus and Rubrobacter radiotolerans. It also has been identified in the moss Selaginella moellendorffii.
1.  Alarico, S., Empadinhas, N. and da Costa, M.S. A new bacterial hydrolase specific for the compatible solutes α-D-mannopyranosyl-(1→2)-D-glycerate and α-D-glucopyranosyl-(1→2)-D-glycerate. Enzyme Microb. Technol. 52 (2013) 77–83. [PMID: 23273275]
2.  Nobre, A., Empadinhas, N., Nobre, M.F., Lourenco, E.C., Maycock, C., Ventura, M.R., Mingote, A. and da Costa, M.S. The plant Selaginella moellendorffii possesses enzymes for synthesis and hydrolysis of the compatible solutes mannosylglycerate and glucosylglycerate. Planta 237 (2013) 891–901. [PMID: 23179444]
[EC created 2011, modified 2018]