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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
ec00073  Cutin, suberine and wax biosynthesis
Reference
1  [PMID:16660288]
  Authors
Huang AH, Moreau RA, Liu KD
  Title
Development and properties of a wax ester hydrolase in the cotyledons of jojoba seedlings.
  Journal
Plant Physiol 61:339-41 (1978)
Reference
2
  Authors
Moreau, R.A. and Huang, A.H.C.
  Title
Enzymes of wax ester catabolism in jojoba.
  Journal
Methods Enzymol 71:804-813 (1981)
Other DBs
ExplorEnz - The Enzyme Database: 3.1.1.50
IUBMB Enzyme Nomenclature: 3.1.1.50
ExPASy - ENZYME nomenclature database: 3.1.1.50
BRENDA, the Enzyme Database: 3.1.1.50
CAS: 66625-78-3

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