IUBMB Enzyme Nomenclature


Accepted name: oleate hydratase

Reaction: (R)-10-hydroxystearate = oleate + H2O

Other name(s): (R)-10-hydroxystearate 10-hydro-lyase

Systematic name: (R)-10-hydroxystearate 10-hydro-lyase (oleate-forming)

Comments: Acts on a number of 10-hydroxy acids.

Links to other databases: BRENDA, EXPASY, KEGG, Metacyc, PDB, CAS registry number: 9073-51-2


1. Davis, E.N., Wallen, L.L., Goodwin, J.C., Rohwedder, W.K. and Rhodes, R.A. Microbial hydration of cis-9-alkenoic acids. Lipids 4 (1969) 356-362. [PMID: 5823715]

2. Gotouda, H., Takatori, T., Terazawa, K., Nagao, M. and Tarao, H. The mechanism of experimental adipocere formation: hydration and dehydrogenation in microbial synthesis of hydroxy and oxo fatty acids. Forensic Sci. Int. 37 (1988) 249-257. [PMID: 3410394]

3. Niehaus, W.G., Jr., Kisic, A., Torkelson, A., Bednarczyk, D.J. and Schroepfer, G.J., Jr., Stereospecific hydration of the δ9 double bond of oleic acid. J. Biol. Chem. 245 (1970) 3790-3797. [PMID: 5492948]

[EC created 1972]

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