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Information on EC 3.1.1.67 - fatty-acyl-ethyl-ester synthase

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     3 Hydrolases
         3.1 Acting on ester bonds
             3.1.1 Carboxylic-ester hydrolases
                3.1.1.67 fatty-acyl-ethyl-ester synthase
IUBMB Comments
The reaction, forms ethyl esters from fatty acids and ethanol in the absence of coenzyme A or ATP. Best substrates are unsaturated octadecanoic acids; palmitate, stearate and arachidonate also act, but more slowly.
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The enzyme appears in viruses and cellular organisms
Synonyms
CES2, FAEE synthase, FAEES, fatty acid ethyl ester synthase, synthase, fatty acid ethyl ester, more
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LITERATURE
a long-chain-fatty-acyl ethyl ester + H2O = a long-chain-fatty acid + ethanol
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