IUBMB Enzyme Nomenclature


Accepted name: acylglycerol lipase

Reaction: Hydrolyses glycerol monoesters of long-chain fatty acids

Other name(s): monoacylglycerol lipase; monoacylglycerolipase; monoglyceride lipase; monoglyceride hydrolase; fatty acyl monoester lipase; monoacylglycerol hydrolase; monoglyceridyllipase; monoglyceridase

Systematic name: glycerol-ester acylhydrolase

Links to other databases: BRENDA, EXPASY, KEGG, Metacyc, PDB, CAS registry number: 9040-75-9


1. Mentlein, R., Heiland, S. and Heymann, E. Simultaneous purification and comparative characterization of six serine hydrolases from rat liver microsomes. Arch. Biochem. Biophys. 200 (1980) 547-559. [PMID: 6776896]

2. Pope, J.L., McPherson, J.C. and Tidwell, H.C. A study of a monoglyceride-hydrolyzing enzyme of intestinal mucosa. J. Biol. Chem. 241 (1966) 2306-2310.

[EC created 1972]

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