EC 220.127.116.11 - Feruloyl esterase
IntEnz Enzyme Nomenclature
cinnamoyl ester hydrolase
ferulic acid esterase
- feruloyl-polysaccharide + H2O = ferulate + polysaccharide
Catalyses the hydrolysis of the 4-hydroxy-3-methoxycinnamoyl (feruloyl) group from an esterified sugar, which is usually arabinose in "natural" substrates. p-Nitrophenol acetate and methyl ferulate are poorer substrates. All microbial ferulate esterases are secreted into the culture medium. They are sometimes called hemicellulase accessory enzymes, since they help xylanases and pectinases to break down plant cell wall hemicellulose.
Links to other databases
The purification and characterisation of 4-hydroxy-3-methoxy-cinnamic (ferulic) acid esterase from Streptomyces olivochromogenes (3232).J. Gen. Microbiol. 137: 2339-2345 (1991). [PMID: 1663152]
Purification and characterisation of a ferulic acid esterase (FAE-III) from Aspergillus niger. Specificity for the phenolic moiety and binding to microcrystalline cellulose.Microbiology 140: 779-787 (1994).
Purification and characterisation of a novel ferulic acid esterase induced by growth of Aspergillus niger on sugarbeet pulp.Biotechnol. Appl. Biochem. 23: 255-262 (1996). [PMID: 8679110]
The faeA genes from Aspergillus niger and Aspergillus tubingensis encode ferulic acid esterases involved in degradation of complex cell wall polysaccharides.Appl. Environ. Microbiol. 63: 4638-4644 (1997). [PMID: 9406381]
Purification and properties of a feruloyl/p-coumaroyl esterase from the fungus Penicillium pinophilum.Enzyme Microbiol. Technol. 14: 875-884 (1992).
[EC 18.104.22.168 created 2000]