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Accepted name: α-galactosidase
Reaction: Hydrolysis of terminal, non-reducing α-D-galactose residues in α-D-galactosides, including galactose oligosaccharides, galactomannans and galactolipids
Other name(s): melibiase; α-D-galactosidase; α-galactosidase A; α-galactoside galactohydrolase
Systematic name: α-D-galactoside galactohydrolase
Comments: Also hydrolyses α-D-fucosides.
Links to other databases: BRENDA, EXPASY, KEGG, MetaCyc, PDB, CAS registry number: 9025-35-8
1.  Suzuki, H., Li, S.-C. and Li, Y.-T. α-Galactosidase from Mortierella vinacea. Crystallization and properties. J. Biol. Chem. 245 (1970) 781–786. [PMID: 5418105]
2.  Wiederschain, G. and Beyer, E. [Interrelation of α-D-fucosidase and α-D-galactosidase activities in man and animals] Dokl. Akad. Nauk S.S.S.R. 231 (1976) 486–488. [PMID: 976079]
[EC created 1961]

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