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Accepted name: wax-ester hydrolase
Reaction: a wax ester + H2O = a long-chain alcohol + a long-chain carboxylate
Other name(s): jojoba wax esterase; WEH
Systematic name: wax-ester acylhydrolase
Comments: Also acts on long-chain acylglycerol, but not diacyl- or triacylglycerols.
Links to other databases: BRENDA, EXPASY, KEGG, MetaCyc, CAS registry number: 66625-78-3
1.  Huang, A.H.C., Moreau, R.A. and Liu, K.D.F. Development and properties of a wax ester hydrolase in the cotyledons of jojoba seedlings. Plant Physiol. 61 (1978) 339–341.
2.  Moreau, R.A. and Huang, A.H.C. Enzymes of wax ester catabolism in jojoba. Methods Enzymol. 71 (1981) 804–813.
[EC created 1984]

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