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Information on EC 3.1.1.55 - acetylsalicylate deacetylase

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     3 Hydrolases
         3.1 Acting on ester bonds
             3.1.1 Carboxylic-ester hydrolases
                3.1.1.55 acetylsalicylate deacetylase
IUBMB Comments
Not identical with EC 3.1.1.1 (carboxylesterase), EC 3.1.1.2 (arylesterase), EC 3.1.1.7 (acetylcholinesterase) or EC 3.1.1.8 (cholinesterase). The activity of the liver cytosol enzyme is highest with acetyl esters of aryl alcohols, and thioesters are also hydrolysed; the microsomal enzyme also hydrolyses some other negatively charged esters, with highest activity on esters of salicylate with long-chain alcohols.
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The expected taxonomic range for this enzyme is: Eukaryota, Bacteria
Synonyms
acetylsalicylic acid esterase, ASPES, aspirin esterase, aspirin esterase I, aspirin esterase II, aspirin hydrolase, aspirin-esterase, esterase, aspirin, plasma aspirin esterase, more
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acetylsalicylate + H2O = salicylate + acetate
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