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.
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]