Acetyl esterase (IPR023508)

Short name: Acetyl_esterase

Overlapping homologous superfamilies

Family relationships



Proteins in this entry belong to the 'GDXG' family of lypolytic enzymes and are also known as Aes proteins. They have esterase activity against short chain (up to 8 carbon atoms) fatty esters and are able to hydrolyse triacetin and tributyrin but not triolein or cholesterol oleate. These proteins are involved in the downregulation of the transcriptional activator of the maltose regulon, MalT, in E. coli [PMID: 11867639, PMID: 12374803].

GO terms

Biological Process

No terms assigned in this category.

Molecular Function

GO:0052689 carboxylic ester hydrolase activity

Cellular Component

GO:0005737 cytoplasm

Contributing signatures

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