6-acetylglucose deacetylase

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In enzymology, a 6-acetylglucose deacetylase (EC is an enzyme that catalyzes the chemical reaction

6-acetyl-D-glucose + H2O D-glucose + acetate

Thus, the two substrates of this enzyme are 6-acetyl-D-glucose and H2O, whereas its two products are D-glucose and acetate.

This enzyme belongs to the family of hydrolases, specifically those acting on carboxylic ester bonds. The systematic name of this enzyme class is 6-acetyl-D-glucose acetylhydrolase. This enzyme is also called 6-O-acetylglucose deacetylase.


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  • DUFF RB, WEBLEY DM (1958). "Metabolism of 6-O-acetyl-D-glucopyranose and other monoacetyl-sugars by strains of Bacillus megaterium and other soil organisms". Biochem. J. 70: 520&ndash, 8. PMID 13596370.

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The CAS registry number for this enzyme class is 37278-46-9.

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