IUBMB Enzyme Nomenclature


Accepted name: oleoyl-[acyl-carrier-protein] hydrolase

Reaction: an oleoyl-[acyl-carrier protein] + H2O = an [acyl-carrier protein] + oleate

Other name(s): acyl-[acyl-carrier-protein] hydrolase; acyl-ACP-hydrolase; acyl-acyl carrier protein hydrolase; oleoyl-ACP thioesterase; oleoyl-acyl carrier protein thioesterase

Systematic name: oleoyl-[acyl-carrier protein] hydrolase

Comments: Acts on acyl-carrier-protein thioesters of fatty acids from C12 to C18, but the derivative of oleic acid is hydrolysed much more rapidly than any other compound tested.

Links to other databases: BRENDA, EXPASY, KEGG, Metacyc, PDB, CAS registry number: 68009-83-6


1. Ohlrogge, J.B., Shine, W.E. and Stumpf, P.K. Fat metabolism in higher plants. Characterization of plant acyl-ACP and acyl-CoA hydrolases. Arch. Biochem. Biophys. 189 (1978) 382-391. [PMID: 30409]

2. Shine, W.E., Mancha, M. and Stumpf, P.K. Fat metabolism in higher plants. The function of acyl thioesterases in the metabolism of acyl-coenzymes A and acyl-acyl carrier proteins. Arch. Biochem. Biophys. 172 (1976) 110-116. [PMID: 3134]

[EC created 1984]

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