ENZYME entry: EC 3.1.1.101

Accepted Name
Poly(ethylene terephthalate) hydrolase.
Alternative Name(s)
PET hydrolase.
PETase.
Reaction catalysed
(Ethylene terephthalate)(n) + H(2)O <=> (ethylene terephthalate)(n-1) + ethylene terephthalate
Comment(s)
  • The enzyme, isolated from the bacterium Ideonella sakaiensis, also produces small amounts of terephthalate (cf. EC 3.1.1.102).
  • The reaction takes place on PET-film placed in solution.
Cross-references
BRENDA3.1.1.101
EC2PDB3.1.1.101
ExplorEnz3.1.1.101
PRIAM enzyme-specific profiles3.1.1.101
KEGG Ligand Database for Enzyme Nomenclature3.1.1.101
IUBMB Enzyme Nomenclature3.1.1.101
IntEnz3.1.1.101
MEDLINEFind literature relating to 3.1.1.101
MetaCyc3.1.1.101
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot
A0A0K8P6T7, PETH_IDESA

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