IUBMB Enzyme Nomenclature


Accepted name: tropinesterase

Reaction: atropine + H2O = tropine + tropate

Other name(s): tropine esterase; atropinase; atropine esterase;

Systematic name: atropine acylhydrolase

Comments: Also acts on cocaine and other tropine esters.

Links to other databases: BRENDA, EAWAG-BBD, EXPASY, KEGG, Metacyc, CAS registry number: 59536-71-9


1. Glick, D., Glaubach, S. and Moore, D.H. Azolesterase activities of electrophoretically separated proteins of serum. J. Biol. Chem. 144 (1942) 525-528.

2. Moog, P. and Krisch, K. [The purification and characterization of atropine esterase from rabbit liver microsomes]. Hoppe-Seyler's Z. Physiol. Chem. 355 (1974) 529-542. [PMID: 4435736]

[EC created 1961, deleted 1972, reinstated 1976]

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