Heparin lyase

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Heparin lyase

(Science: enzyme) An enzyme of the isomerase class that catalyses the eliminative cleavage of polysaccharides containing 1,4-linked d-glucuronate or l-iduronate residues and 1,4-alpha-linked 2-sulfoamino-2-deoxy-6-sulfo-d-glucose residues to give oligosaccharides with terminal 4-deoxy-alpha-d-gluc-4-enuronosyl groups at their non-reducing ends.

chemical name: heparin lyase

registry number: EC 4.2.2.7