Acylglycerol lipase

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In enzymology, an acylglycerol lipase (EC is an enzyme that catalyzes a chemical reaction that uses water molecules to break the glycerol monoesters of long-chain fatty acids.

This enzyme belongs to the family of hydrolases, specifically those acting on carboxylic ester bonds. The systematic name of this enzyme class is glycerol-ester acylhydrolase. Other names in common use include monoacylglycerol lipase, monoacylglycerolipase, monoglyceride lipase, monoglyceride hydrolase, fatty acyl monoester lipase, monoacylglycerol hydrolase, monoglyceridyllipase, and monoglyceridase. This enzyme participates in glycerolipid metabolism.


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The CAS registry number for this enzyme class is 9040-75-9.

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