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Accepted name: triacylglycerol lipase
Reaction: triacylglycerol + H2O = diacylglycerol + a carboxylate
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Other name(s): lipase (ambiguous); butyrinase; tributyrinase; Tween hydrolase; steapsin; triacetinase; tributyrin esterase; Tweenase; amno N-AP; Takedo 1969-4-9; Meito MY 30; Tweenesterase; GA 56; capalase L; triglyceride hydrolase; triolein hydrolase; tween-hydrolyzing esterase; amano CE; cacordase; triglyceridase; triacylglycerol ester hydrolase; amano P; amano AP; PPL; glycerol-ester hydrolase; GEH; meito Sangyo OF lipase; hepatic lipase; lipazin; post-heparin plasma protamine-resistant lipase; salt-resistant post-heparin lipase; heparin releasable hepatic lipase; amano CES; amano B; tributyrase; triglyceride lipase; liver lipase; hepatic monoacylglycerol acyltransferase
Systematic name: triacylglycerol acylhydrolase
Comments: The pancreatic enzyme acts only on an ester-water interface; the outer ester links are preferentially hydrolysed.
Links to other databases: BRENDA, EXPASY, GTD, KEGG, MetaCyc, PDB, CAS registry number: 9001-62-1
1.  Korn, E.D. and Quigley, T.W. Lipoprotein lipase of chicken adipose tissue. J. Biol. Chem. 226 (1957) 833–839. [PMID: 13438870]
2.  Lynn, W.S. and Perryman, N.C. Properties and purification of adipose tissue lipase. J. Biol. Chem. 235 (1960) 1912–1916. [PMID: 14419169]
3.  Sarda, L. and Desnuelle, P. Action de la lipase pancréatique sur les esters en émulsion. Biochim. Biophys. Acta 30 (1958) 513–521. [PMID: 13618257]
4.  Singer, T.P. and Hofstee, B.H.J. Studies on wheat germ lipase. I. Methods of estimation, purification and general properties of the enzyme. Arch. Biochem. 18 (1948) 229–243.
5.  Singer, T.P. and Hofstee, B.H.J. Studies on wheat germ lipase. II. Kinetics. Arch. Biochem. 18 (1948) 245–259.
[EC created 1961]

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