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Accepted name: raucaffricine β-glucosidase
Reaction: raucaffricine + H2O = D-glucose + vomilenine
For diagram of ajmaline, vinorine, vomilenine and raucaffricine biosynthesis, click here
Other name(s): raucaffricine β-D-glucosidase; raucaffricine glucosidase
Systematic name: raucaffricine β-D-glucohydrolase
Comments: Highly specific; some other ajmalan glucoside alkaloids are hydrolysed, but more slowly.
Links to other databases: BRENDA, EXPASY, KEGG, MetaCyc, CAS registry number: 102925-37-1
1.  Schübel, H., Stöckigt, J., Feicht, R. and Simon, H. Partial-purification and characterization of raucaffricine β-D-glucosidase from plant cell-suspension cultures of Rauwolfia serpentina benth. Helv. Chim. Acta 69 (1986) 538–547.
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