|EC number 18.104.22.168|
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|CAS number 37288-45-2|
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In enzymology, a 1,2-alpha-L-fucosidase (EC 22.214.171.124) is an enzyme that catalyzes the chemical reactionmethyl-2-alpha-L-fucopyranosyl-beta-D-galactoside + H2O
Thus, the two substrates of this enzyme are methyl-2-alpha-L-fucopyranosyl-beta-D-galactoside and H2O, whereas its two products are L-fucose and methyl beta-D-galactoside.
This enzyme belongs to the family of hydrolases, specifically those glycosidases that hydrolyse O- and S-glycosyl compounds. The systematic name of this enzyme class is 2-alpha-L-fucopyranosyl-beta-D-galactoside fucohydrolase. Other names in common use include almond emulsin fucosidase, and alpha-(1->2)-L-fucosidase.
As of late 2007, 4 structures have been solved for this class of enzymes, with PDB accession codes 2EAB, 2EAC, 2EAD, and 2EAE.