Reaction: cutin + H2O = cutin monomers
Systematic name: cutin hydrolase
Comments: Cutin, a polymeric structural component of plant cuticles, is a polymer of hydroxy fatty acids that are usually C16 or C18 and contain up to three hydroxy groups. The enzyme from several fungal sources also hydrolyses the p-nitrophenyl esters of hexadecanoic acid. It is however inactive towards several esters that are substrates for non-specific esterases.
Links to other databases: BRENDA, EXPASY, KEGG, Metacyc, PDB, CAS registry number: 51377-41-4
1. Garcia-Lepe, R., Nuero, O.M., Reyes, F. and Santamaria, F. Lipases in autolysed cultures of filamentous fungi. Lett. Appl. Microbiol. 25 (1997) 127-130. [PMID: 9281862]
2. Purdy, R.E. and Kolattukudy, P.E. Hydrolysis of plant cuticle by plant pathogens. Purification, amino acid composition, and molecular weight of two isoenzymes of cutinase and a nonspecific esterase from Fusarium solani f. pisi. Biochemistry 14 (1975) 2824-2831. [PMID: 1156575]
3. Purdy, R.E. and Kolattukudy, P.E. Hydrolysis of plant cuticle by plant pathogens. Properties of cutinase I, cutinase II, and a nonspecific esterase isolated from Fusarium solani pisi. Biochemistry 14 (1975) 2832-2840. [PMID: 239740]