Information on EC 3.1.1.101 - poly(ethylene terephthalate) hydrolase

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     3 Hydrolases
         3.1 Acting on ester bonds
             3.1.1 Carboxylic-ester hydrolases
                3.1.1.101 poly(ethylene terephthalate) hydrolase
IUBMB Comments
The enzyme, isolated from the bacterium Ideonella sakaiensis, also produces small amounts of terephthalate (cf. EC 3.1.1.102, mono(ethylene terephthalate) hydrolase). The reaction takes place on PET-film placed in solution.
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The expected taxonomic range for this enzyme is: Bacteria, Eukaryota
Reaction Schemes
Synonyms
cut-2.KW3, Cut1, Cut190, Cut2, cutinase, cutinase 1, cut_1.KW3, ISF6_4831, LC-cutinase, Lcc, more
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LITERATURE
(ethylene terephthalate)n + H2O = (ethylene terephthalate)n-1 + 4-[(2-hydroxyethoxy)carbonyl]benzoate
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