Acylglycerol lipase

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In enzymology, an acylglycerol lipase (EC 3.1.1.23) 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.

References

  • IUBMB entry for 3.1.1.23
  • BRENDA references for 3.1.1.23 (Recommended.)
  • PubMed references for 3.1.1.23
  • PubMed Central references for 3.1.1.23
  • Google Scholar references for 3.1.1.23
  • Mentlein R, Heiland S, Heymann E (1980). "Simultaneous purification and comparative characterization of six serine hydrolases from rat liver microsomes". Arch. Biochem. Biophys. 200: 547&ndash, 59. PMID 6776896.
  • Pope JL, McPherson JC, Tidwell HC (1966). "A study of a monoglyceride-hydrolyzing enzyme of intestinal mucosa". J. Biol. Chem. 241: 2306&ndash, 10. PMID 5916497.

External links

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

Gene Ontology (GO) codes


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