IUBMB Enzyme Nomenclature


Accepted name: methyl acetate hydrolase

Reaction: methyl acetate + H2O = acetate + methanol

Other name(s): acmB (gene name)

Systematic name: methyl acetate acetohydrolase

Comments: The enzyme, characterized from the bacterium Gordonia sp. TY-5, participates in a propane utilization pathway.

Links to other databases: BRENDA, EXPASY, KEGG, MetaCyc, CAS registry number:


1. Kotani, T., Yurimoto, H., Kato, N. and Sakai, Y. Novel acetone metabolism in a propane-utilizing bacterium, Gordonia sp. strain TY-5. J. Bacteriol. 189 (2007) 886-893. [PMID: 17071761]

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