IUBMB Enzyme Nomenclature


Accepted name: acetylalkylglycerol acetylhydrolase

Reaction: 2-acetyl-1-alkyl-sn-glycerol + H2O = 1-alkyl-sn-glycerol + acetate

Other name(s): alkylacetylglycerol acetylhydrolase

Systematic name: 2-acetyl-1-alkyl-sn-glycerol acetylhydrolase

Comments: hydrolysis of the acetyl group from the 1-alkyl-2-acetyl and 1-alkyl-3-acetyl substrates occurs at apparently identical rates. The enzyme from Erlich ascites cells is membrane-bound. It differs from lipoprotein lipase (EC since 1,2-diacetyl-sn-glycerols are not substrates. It also differs from EC, 1-acetyl-2-alkyl-glycerophosphocholine esterase

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1. Blank, M.L., Smith, Z.L., Cress, E.A., Snyder, F. Characterization of the enzymatic hydrolysis of acetate from alkylacetylglycerols in the de novo pathway of PAF biosynthesis. Biochim. Biophys. Acta 1042 (1990) 153-158. [PMID: 2302414]

[EC created 1999]

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