EC - Acetylesterase

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Accepted name:
Other names:
p-nitrophenyl acetate esterase
C-esterase (in animal tissues)
Citrus acetylesterase
acetic ester hydrolase
Systematic name:
acetic-ester acetylhydrolase


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Enzymes and pathways: NC-IUBMB , BRENDA , DIAGRAM , ExplorEnz , ENZYME@ExPASy , KEGG , MetaCyc , UM-BBD , UniPathway
Structural data: CSA , EC2PDB
Gene Ontology: GO:0008126
CAS Registry Number: 9000-82-2
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot: (17) [show] [UniProt]


  1. Aldridge, W.N.
    Serum esterases. I. Two types of esterase (A and B) hydrolysing p-nitrophenyl acetate, propionate and butyrate and a method for their determination.
    Biochem. J. 53 : 110-117 (1953). [PMID: 13032041]
  2. Bergmann, F. and Rimon, S.
    Fractionation of C-esterase from the hog's kidney extract.
    Biochem. J. 77 : 209-214 (1960). [PMID: 16748846]
  3. Jansen, E.F., Nutting, M.-D.F. and Balls, A.K.
    The reversible inhibition of acetylesterase by diisopropyl fluorophosphate and tetraethyl pyrophosphate.
    J. Biol. Chem. 175 : 975-987 (1948). [PMID: 18880795]

[EC created 1961]