Thioesterase

Thioesterases are enzymes which belong to the Esterase family. Esterases, in turn, are one type of the several hydrolases known. Thioesterases exhibit Esterase activity (splitting of an ester into acid and alcohol, in the presence of water) specifically at a thiol group. Thioesterases or thiolester hydrolases are identified as members of E.C.3.1.2...
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thioesterase

<enzyme> An enzyme that hydrolyzes thioesters; e.g., the deacylating activity at the end of fatty acid biosynthesis that releases palmitate. ... Synonym: thiolesterase. ... (05 Mar 2000) ...
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thioesterase

Type: Term Pronunciation: thī′ō-es′tĕr-ās Definitions: 1. An enzyme that hydrolyzes thioesters; the deacylating activity at the end of fatty acid biosynthesis that releases palmitate. Synonyms: thiolesterase
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