X-ray diffraction
3Å resolution

Crystal Structure of Human Liver Carboxylesterase in complex with cleavage products of Mevastatin


Function and Biology Details

Reactions catalysed:
4-methylumbelliferyl acetate + H(2)O = 4-methylumbelliferone + acetate
A steryl ester + H(2)O = a sterol + a fatty acid
A carboxylic ester + H(2)O = an alcohol + a carboxylate
Biochemical function:
Cellular component:

Structure analysis Details

Assembly composition:
homo trimer (preferred)
Entry contents:
1 distinct polypeptide molecule
Liver carboxylesterase 1 Chains: A, B, C
Molecule details ›
Chains: A, B, C
Length: 532 amino acids
Theoretical weight: 58.67 KDa
Source organism: Homo sapiens
Expression system: Spodoptera frugiperda
  • Canonical: P23141 (Residues: 21-553; Coverage: 97%)
Gene names: CES1, CES2, SES1
Sequence domains: Carboxylesterase family
Structure domains: alpha/beta hydrolase

Ligands and Environments

No modified residues

Experiments and Validation Details

Entry percentile scores
X-ray source: SSRL BEAMLINE BL9-1
Spacegroup: P212121
Unit cell:
a: 55.777Å b: 181.589Å c: 202.874Å
α: 90° β: 90° γ: 90°
R R work R free
0.187 0.187 0.247
Expression system: Spodoptera frugiperda