Lipase EstA/Esterase EstB (IPR002918)

Short name: Lipase_EstA/Esterase_EstB

Overlapping homologous superfamilies

Family relationships



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

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Molecular Function

GO:0016787 hydrolase activity

Cellular Component

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Contributing signatures

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