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Accepted name: protein-glutamate methylesterase
Reaction: protein L-glutamate O5-methyl ester + H2O = protein L-glutamate + methanol
Other name(s): chemotaxis-specific methylesterase; methyl-accepting chemotaxis protein methyl-esterase; CheB methylesterase; methylesterase CheB; protein methyl-esterase; protein carboxyl methylesterase; PME; protein methylesterase; protein-L-glutamate-5-O-methyl-ester acylhydrolase
Systematic name: protein-L-glutamate-O5-methyl-ester acylhydrolase
Comments: Hydrolyses the products of EC (protein-L-isoaspartate(D-aspartate) O-methyltransferase), EC (isoorientin 3′-O-methyltransferase), EC (protein-glutamate O-methyltransferase) and EC (protein-S-isoprenylcysteine O-methyltransferase).
Links to other databases: BRENDA, EXPASY, KEGG, MetaCyc, PDB, CAS registry number: 69552-31-4
1.  Gagnon, C., Harbour, G. and Camato, R. Purification and characterization of protein methylesterase from rat kidney. J. Biol. Chem. 259 (1984) 10212–10215. [PMID: 6469959]
2.  Kehry, M.R., Doak, T.G. and Dahlquist, F.W. Stimulus-induced changes in methylesterase activity during chemotaxis in Escherichia coli. J. Biol. Chem. 259 (1984) 11828–11835. [PMID: 6384215]
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