Reaction: an acetic ester + H2O = an alcohol + acetate
For diagram of reaction click here.
Other name(s): C-esterase (in animal tissues); acetic ester hydrolase; chloroesterase; p-nitrophenyl acetate esterase; Citrus acetylesterase
Systematic name: acetic-ester acetylhydrolase
Links to other databases: BRENDA, EAWAG-BBD, EXPASY, KEGG, Metacyc, PDB, CAS registry number: 9000-82-2
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