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Entry
EC 3.1.1.50                 Enzyme                                 

Name
wax-ester hydrolase;
jojoba wax esterase;
WEH
Class
Hydrolases;
Acting on ester bonds;
Carboxylic-ester hydrolases
BRITE hierarchy
Sysname
wax-ester acylhydrolase
Reaction(IUBMB)
a wax ester + H2O = a long-chain alcohol + a long-chain carboxylate [RN:R02042]
Reaction(KEGG)
Substrate
wax ester [CPD:C01629];
H2O [CPD:C00001]
Product
long-chain alcohol [CPD:C00339];
long-chain carboxylate [CPD:C00347]
Comment
Also acts on long-chain acylglycerol, but not diacyl- or triacylglycerols.
History
EC 3.1.1.50 created 1984
Pathway
Cutin, suberine and wax biosynthesis
Reference
1
  Authors
Huang, A.H.C., Moreau, R.A. and Liu, K.D.F.
  Title
Development and properties of a wax ester hydrolase in the cotyledons of jojoba seedlings.
  Journal
Plant Physiol. 61 (1978) 339-341.
Reference
2
  Authors
Moreau, R.A. and Huang, A.H.C.
  Title
Enzymes of wax ester catabolism in jojoba.
  Journal
Methods Enzymol. 71 (1981) 804-813.
Other DBs
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IUBMB Enzyme Nomenclature: 
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BRENDA, the Enzyme Database: 
CAS: 
66625-78-3

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