IUBMB Enzyme Nomenclature


Accepted name: galactolipase

Reaction: 1,2-diacyl-3-β-D-galactosyl-sn-glycerol + 2 H2O = 3-β-D-galactosyl-sn-glycerol + 2 carboxylates

Other name(s): galactolipid lipase; polygalactolipase; galactolipid acylhydrolase

Systematic name: 1,2-diacyl-3-β-D-galactosyl-sn-glycerol acylhydrolase

Comments: Also acts on 2,3-di-O-acyl-1-O-(6-O-α-D-galactosyl-β-D-galactosyl)-D-glycerol, and phosphatidylcholine and other phospholipids.

Links to other databases: BRENDA, EXPASY, KEGG, Metacyc, CAS registry number: 37278-40-3


1. Helmsing, P.J. Purification and properties of galactolipase. Biochim. Biophys. Acta 178 (1969) 519-533. [PMID: 5784904]

2. Hirayama, O., Matsuda, H., Takeda, H., Maenaka, K. and Takatsuka, H. Purification and properties of a lipid acyl-hydrolase from potato tubers. Biochim. Biophys. Acta 384 (1975) 127-137. [PMID: 236765]

[EC created 1972]

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