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Entry
EC 3.1.1.40                 Enzyme                                 

Name
orsellinate-depside hydrolase;
lecanorate hydrolase
Class
Hydrolases;
Acting on ester bonds;
Carboxylic-ester hydrolases
BRITE hierarchy
Sysname
orsellinate-depside hydrolase
Reaction(IUBMB)
orsellinate depside + H2O = 2 orsellinate [RN:R00054]
Reaction(KEGG)
Substrate
orsellinate depside [CPD:C02868];
H2O [CPD:C00001]
Product
orsellinate [CPD:C01839]
Comment
The enzyme will only hydrolyse those substrates based on the 2,4-dihydroxy-6-methylbenzoate structure that also have a free hydroxy group ortho to the depside linkage.
History
EC 3.1.1.40 created 1976
Reference
1  [PMID:5116606]
  Authors
Schultz J, Mosbach K.
  Title
Studies on lichen enzymes. Purification and properties of an orsellinate depside hydrolase obtained from Lasallia pustulata.
  Journal
Eur. J. Biochem. 22 (1971) 153-7.
Other DBs
ExplorEnz - The Enzyme Database: 
IUBMB Enzyme Nomenclature: 
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BRENDA, the Enzyme Database: 
CAS: 
62213-12-1

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