Information on EC 188.8.131.52 - mono(ethylene terephthalate) hydrolasefor references in articles please use BRENDA:EC184.108.40.206
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The enzyme, isolated from the bacterium Ideonella sakaiensis, has no activity with poly(ethylene terephthalate) PET (cf. EC 220.127.116.11, poly(ethylene terephthalate) hydrolase).
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The enzyme appears in viruses and cellular organisms
ISF6_0224, MHET hydrolase, MHETase, mono(2-hydroxyethyl) terephthalate hydrolase, more
4-[(2-hydroxyethoxy)carbonyl]benzoate + H2O = terephthalate + ethylene glycol
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