Family

Lipase EstA/Esterase EstB (IPR002918)

Short name: Lipase_EstA/Esterase_EstB

Overlapping homologous superfamilies

Family relationships

None.

Description

This family represents lipase estA and extracellular esterase estB. Lipase estA (also known as lipase LipA) was initially identified in Bacillus subtilis as a lipase that was active toward p-nitrophenyl esters and triacylglycerides, displaying a marked preference for esters with C8 acyl groups [PMID: 11583117]. A second, secreted lipase (LipB) was then identified in Pseudomonas fluorescens [PMID: 11412328]. However, it is likely that this second enzyme functions as an esterase, rather than a lipase [PMID: 11029590]. It has therefore been renamed extracellular esterase estB.

GO terms

Biological Process

No terms assigned in this category.

Molecular Function

GO:0016787 hydrolase activity

Cellular Component

No terms assigned in this category.

Contributing signatures

Signatures from InterPro member databases are used to construct an entry.
PANTHER
Pfam