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EC 1: Oxidoreductases
EC 2: Transferases
EC 3: Hydrolases
EC 4: Lyases
EC 5: Isomerases
EC 6: Ligases
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EC 3. Hydrolase, Nomenclature
Hydrolase definition and nomenclatureAccording to the Nomenclature Committee of the International Union of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (NC-IUBMB) classification, EC 3 hydrolases are enzymes that catalyse hydrolysis of various covalent bonds. Due to low specificity of many hydrolases it is very difficult to make a unambiguous classification of these enzymes. Furthermore, previously studied and classified hydrolases should be revised in order to avoid duplication of some of them. The classical name is formed by the name of the substrate with an additional suffix -ase.
EC 3 number classification of OxidoreductasesThis classification is based on substrates hydrolysed by enzymes.
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