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EC 3.1.1.56     
Accepted name: methylumbelliferyl-acetate deacetylase
Reaction: 4-methylumbelliferyl acetate + H2O = 4-methylumbelliferone + acetate
Other name(s): esterase D
Systematic name: 4-methylumbelliferyl-acetate acylhydrolase
Comments: Acts on short-chain acyl esters of 4-methylumbelliferone, but not on naphthyl, indoxyl or thiocholine esters.
Links to other databases: BRENDA, EXPASY, KEGG, MetaCyc, CAS registry number: 83380-83-0
References:
1.  Hopkinson, D.A., Mestriner, M.A., Cortner, J. and Harris, H. Esterase D: a new human polymorphism. Ann. Hum. Genet. 37 (1973) 119–137. [PMID: 4768551]
[EC 3.1.1.56 created 1986]
 
 


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