IUBMB Enzyme Nomenclature


Accepted name: methylumbelliferyl-acetate deacetylase

Reaction: 4-methylumbelliferyl acetate + H2O = 4-methylumbelliferone + acetate

Other name(s): esterase D

Systematic name: 4-methylumbelliferyl-acetate acylhydrolase

Comments: Acts on short-chain acyl esters of 4-methylumbelliferone, but not on naphthyl, indoxyl or thiocholine esters.

Links to other databases: BRENDA, EXPASY, KEGG, Metacyc, PDB, CAS registry number: 83380-83-0


1. Hopkinson, D.A., Mestriner, M.A., Cortner, J. and Harris, H. Esterase D: a new human polymorphism. Ann. Hum. Genet. 37 (1973) 119-137. [PMID: 4768551]

[EC created 1986]

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