The Enzyme Database

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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. [DOI] [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. [PMID: 18875045]
5.  Singer, T.P. and Hofstee, B.H.J. Studies on wheat germ lipase. II. Kinetics. Arch. Biochem. 18 (1948) 245–259. [PMID: 18875046]
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