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Information on EC 3.1.1.73 - feruloyl esterase

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IUBMB Comments

Catalyses the hydrolysis of the 4-hydroxy-3-methoxycinnamoyl (feruloyl) group from an esterified sugar, which is usually arabinose in "natural" substrates. p-Nitrophenol acetate and methyl ferulate are poorer substrates. All microbial ferulate esterases are secreted into the culture medium. They are sometimes called hemicellulase accessory enzymes, since they help xylanases and pectinases to break down plant cell wall hemicellulose.

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

Synonyms
feruloyl esterase, ferulic acid esterase, cinii, anfaea, feruloyl esterase a, fae-iii, cinnae, type a feruloyl esterase, xylanase z, fae-ii, more