Information on EC 3.1.1.72 - acetylxylan esterase

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     3 Hydrolases
         3.1 Acting on ester bonds
             3.1.1 Carboxylic-ester hydrolases
                3.1.1.72 acetylxylan esterase
IUBMB Comments
Catalyses the hydrolysis of acetyl groups from polymeric xylan, acetylated xylose, acetylated glucose, alpha-napthyl acetate, p-nitrophenyl acetate but not from triacetylglycerol. Does not act on acetylated mannan or pectin.
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The enzyme appears in viruses and cellular organisms
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Synonyms
xylanase, chloroacetate esterase, acetyl xylan esterase, acetyl esterase, xyn10b, acetylxylan esterase, axe ii, axe i, c-esterase, chloroesterase, more
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LITERATURE
acetylxylan + 3 H2O = 3 acetic acid + xylan
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