This enzyme belongs to the family of hydrolases, specifically those glycosidases that hydrolyse O- and S-glycosyl compounds. The systematic name of this enzyme class is oligoglycosylglucosylceramide glycohydrolase. Other names in common use include endoglycoceramidase, EGCase, and glycosyl-N-acetyl-sphingosine 1,1-beta-D-glucanohydrolase.
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