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Information on EC 3.1.1.1 - carboxylesterase

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     3 Hydrolases
         3.1 Acting on ester bonds
             3.1.1 Carboxylic-ester hydrolases
                3.1.1.1 carboxylesterase
IUBMB Comments
Wide specificity. The enzymes from microsomes also catalyse the reactions of EC 3.1.1.2 (arylesterase), EC 3.1.1.5 (lysophospholipase), EC 3.1.1.6 (acetylesterase), EC 3.1.1.23 (acylglycerol lipase), EC 3.1.1.28 (acylcarnitine hydrolase), EC 3.1.2.2 (palmitoyl-CoA hydrolase), EC 3.5.1.4 (amidase) and EC 3.5.1.13 (aryl-acylamidase). Also hydrolyses vitamin A esters.
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The expected taxonomic range for this enzyme is: Bacteria, Eukaryota, Archaea
Synonyms
esterase, butyrate esterase, carboxylesterase 1, carboxyl esterase, egasyn, acyl coenzyme a:cholesterol acyltransferase, esterase a, aliesterase, carboxyesterase, pig liver esterase, more
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LITERATURE
a carboxylic ester + H2O = an alcohol + a carboxylate
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