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In enzymology, a 2-deoxyglucosidase (EC is an enzyme that catalyzes the chemical reaction

a 2-deoxy-alpha-D-glucoside + H2O 2-deoxy-D-glucose + an alcohol

Thus, the two substrates of this enzyme are 2-deoxy-alpha-D-glucoside and H2O, whereas its two products are 2-deoxy-D-glucose and alcohol.

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-deoxy-alpha-D-glucoside deoxyglucohydrolase. Other names in common use include 2-deoxy-alpha-glucosidase, and 2-deoxy-alpha-D-glucosidase.


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  • AC (1984). "Identification of a glycosidase activity with apparent specificity for 2-deoxy-D-glucose in glycosidic linkage". Eur. J. Biochem. 143: 159&ndash, 63. PMID 6468386.

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The CAS registry number for this enzyme class is 92480-05-2.

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