Accepted name: pectinesterase
Reaction: pectin + n H2O = n methanol + pectate
Other name(s): pectin demethoxylase; pectin methoxylase; pectin methylesterase; pectase; pectin methyl esterase; pectinoesterase
Systematic name: pectin pectylhydrolase
1.  Deuel, H. and Stutz, E. Pectic substances and pectic enzymes. Adv. Enzymol. Relat. Areas Mol. Biol. 20 (1958) 341–382. [PMID: 13605988]
2.  Lineweaver, H. and Jansen, E.F. Pectic enzymes. Adv. Enzymol. Relat. Subj. Biochem. 11 (1951) 267–295.
3.  Mills, G.B. A biochemical study of Pseudomonas prunicola Wormald. I. Pectin esterase. Biochem. J. 44 (1949) 302–305. [PMID: 16748520]
[EC created 1961]