A Mammalian Thioglycosidase

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Science  21 Aug 1959:
Vol. 130, Issue 3373, pp. 450-451
DOI: 10.1126/science.130.3373.450


A thioglycosidase capable of catalyzing the hydrolysis of 6-purine β-d-glucothiopyranoside and other thioglycosides has been found in a number of mammalian tissues (including tumors) as well as in almond emulsin. The substrate specificity of mammalian thioglycosidase involves both the aglycone and the glycosyl moieties.

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