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Information on EC 3.1.4.12 - sphingomyelin phosphodiesterase

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     3 Hydrolases
         3.1 Acting on ester bonds
             3.1.4 Phosphoric-diester hydrolases
                3.1.4.12 sphingomyelin phosphodiesterase
IUBMB Comments
Has very little activity on phosphatidylcholine.
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The expected taxonomic range for this enzyme is: Bacteria, Eukaryota
Synonyms
sphingomyelinase, alpha-toxin, acid sphingomyelinase, smase, neutral sphingomyelinase, asmase, nsmase2, n-smase, beta-toxin, nsmase, more
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ORGANISM
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LITERATURE
a sphingomyelin + H2O = a ceramide + phosphocholine
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