The Enzyme Database

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Accepted name: ethyl acetate hydrolase
Reaction: ethyl acetate + H2O = acetate + ethanol
Other name(s): mekB (gene name); estZ (gene name)
Systematic name: ethyl acetate acetohydrolase
Comments: The enzyme, characterized from Pseudomonas strains, is involved in degradation of short chain alkyl methyl ketones.
Links to other databases: BRENDA, EXPASY, KEGG, MetaCyc
1.  Hasona, A., York, S.W., Yomano, L.P., Ingram, L.O. and Shanmugam, K.T. Decreasing the level of ethyl acetate in ethanolic fermentation broths of Escherichia coli KO11 by expression of Pseudomonas putida estZ esterase. Appl. Environ. Microbiol. 68 (2002) 2651–2659. [PMID: 12039716]
2.  Onaca, C., Kieninger, M., Engesser, K.H. and Altenbuchner, J. Degradation of alkyl methyl ketones by Pseudomonas veronii MEK700. J. Bacteriol. 189 (2007) 3759–3767. [PMID: 17351032]
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