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ENZYME entry: EC 3.1.1.73

Accepted Name
Feruloyl esterase.
Alternative Name(s)
Cinnamoyl ester hydrolase.
Ferulic acid esterase.
Hydroxycinnamoyl esterase.
Reaction catalysed
Feruloyl-polysaccharide + H(2)O <=> ferulate + polysaccharide
Comment(s)
  • Catalyzes 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.
Cross-references
BRENDA3.1.1.73
EC2PDB3.1.1.73
ExplorEnz3.1.1.73
PRIAM enzyme-specific profiles3.1.1.73
KEGG Ligand Database for Enzyme Nomenclature3.1.1.73
IUBMB Enzyme Nomenclature3.1.1.73
IntEnz3.1.1.73
MEDLINEFind literature relating to 3.1.1.73
MetaCyc3.1.1.73
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot
D5EXZ4, AXFA_PRER2;  D4AS70, FAE1_ARTBC;  Q9P979, FAEA_ASPAW;  
B8NIB8, FAEA_ASPFN;  A2QSY5, FAEA_ASPNC;  O42807, FAEA_ASPNG;  
Q2UNW5, FAEA_ASPOR;  Q0CBM7, FAEA_ASPTN;  O42815, FAEA_ASPTU;  
P0CT85, FAEA_TALSN;  B0YDW9, FAEB1_ASPFC;  B8NPA4, FAEB1_ASPFN;  
Q4W8Z9, FAEB1_ASPFU;  Q2UP89, FAEB1_ASPOR;  Q0CVS2, FAEB1_ASPTN;  
A1DKV3, FAEB1_NEOFI;  B0Y7U1, FAEB2_ASPFC;  B8NPT0, FAEB2_ASPFN;  
Q4WMR0, FAEB2_ASPFU;  Q2UMX6, FAEB2_ASPOR;  Q0CI21, FAEB2_ASPTN;  
A1DMV3, FAEB2_NEOFI;  A1CTK4, FAEB_ASPCL;  A2R0Z6, FAEB_ASPNC;  
Q8WZI8, FAEB_ASPNG;  Q5BCF8, FAEB_EMENI;  G2QND5, FAEB_MYCTT;  
Q9HGR3, FAEB_NEUCR;  Q9Y871, FAEB_PIREQ;  Q9HE18, FAEB_TALFU;  
B8M9H9, FAEB_TALSN;  A1C9D4, FAEC1_ASPCL;  A1CC33, FAEC2_ASPCL;  
B0XU32, FAEC_ASPFC;  B8N7Z6, FAEC_ASPFN;  A4D9B6, FAEC_ASPFU;  
A2QYU7, FAEC_ASPNC;  Q2UI81, FAEC_ASPOR;  Q0CDX2, FAEC_ASPTN;  
Q5B2G3, FAEC_EMENI;  A1DI08, FAEC_NEOFI;  B8LV47, FAEC_TALSN;  
Q7RWX8, FAED_NEUCR;  D5EY13, XYFA_PRER2;  

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