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Information on EC 3.1.1.72 - acetylxylan esterase

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IUBMB Comments

catalyses the hydrolysis of acetyl groups from polymeric xylan, acetylated xylose, acetylated glucose, α-napthyl acetate, p-nitrophenyl acetate but not from triacetylglycerol. Does not act on acetylated mannan or pectin.

The expected taxonomic range for this enzyme is: Bacteria, Eukaryota
Reaction Schemes

Synonyms
xylanase, chloroacetate esterase, acetyl xylan esterase, acetyl esterase, xyn10b, acetylxylan esterase, axe ii, axe i, c-esterase, chloroesterase, more

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UNIPROT
LITERATURE
acetylxylan + 3 H2O = 3 acetic acid + xylan
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