IUBMB Enzyme Nomenclature


Accepted name: cephalosporin-C deacetylase

Reaction: cephalosporin C + H2O = deacetylcephalosporin C + acetate

Other name(s): cephalosporin C acetyl-hydrolase; cephalosporin C acetylase; cephalosporin acetylesterase; cephalosporin C acetylesterase; cephalosporin C acetyl-esterase; cephalosporin C deacetylase

Systematic name: cephalosporin-C acetylhydrolase

Comments: Hydrolyses the acetyl ester bond on the 10-position of the antibiotic cephalosporin C.

Links to other databases: BRENDA, EXPASY, KEGG, Metacyc, PDB, CAS registry number: 52227-71-1


1. Fujisawa, Y., Shirafuji, H., Kida, M. and Nara, K. New findings on cephalosporin C biosynthesis. Nat. New Biol. 246 (1973) 154-155. [PMID: 4519146]

[EC created 1976]

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