EC - Oleate hydratase

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Accepted name:
oleate hydratase
Other name:
(R)-10-hydroxystearate 10-hydro-lyase
Systematic name:
(R)-10-hydroxystearate 10-hydro-lyase (oleate-forming)



Acts on a number of 10-hydroxy acids.

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Enzymes and pathways: NC-IUBMB , BRENDA , ExplorEnz , ENZYME@ExPASy , KEGG , MetaCyc , UniPathway
Structural data: CSA , EC2PDB
Gene Ontology: GO:0050151
CAS Registry Number: 9073-51-2


  1. Davis, E.N., Wallen, L.L., Goodwin, J.C., Rohwedder, W.K. and Rhodes, R.A.
    Microbial hydration of cis-9-alkenoic acids.
    Lipids 4: 356-362 (1969). [PMID: 5823715]
  2. Gotouda, H., Takatori, T., Terazawa, K., Nagao, M. and Tarao, H.
    The mechanism of experimental adipocere formation: hydration and dehydrogenation in microbial synthesis of hydroxy and oxo fatty acids.
    Forensic Sci. Int. 37: 249-257 (1988). [PMID: 3410394]
  3. Niehaus, W.G., Jr., Kisic, A., Torkelson, A., Bednarczyk, D.J.
    and Schroepfer, G.J., Jr., Stereospecific hydration of the Δ9 double bond of oleic acid.
    J. Biol. Chem. 245: 3790-3797 (1970). [PMID: 5492948]

[EC created 1972]