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Accepted name: 11-cis-retinyl-palmitate hydrolase
Reaction: 11-cis-retinyl palmitate + H2O = 11-cis-retinol + palmitate
For diagram of biosynthesis of retinal and derivatives, click here
Other name(s): 11-cis-retinol palmitate esterase; RPH
Systematic name: 11-cis-retinyl-palmitate acylhydrolase
Comments: Activated by bile salts.
Links to other databases: BRENDA, EXPASY, KEGG, MetaCyc, CAS registry number: 106389-23-5
1.  Blaner, W.S., Das, S.R., Gouras, P. and Flood, M.T. Hydrolysis of 11-cis- and all-trans-retinyl palmitate by homogenates of human retinal epithelial cells. J. Biol. Chem. 262 (1987) 53–58. [PMID: 3793734]
2.  Blaner, W.S., Prystowsky, J.H., Smith, J.E. and Goodman, D.S. Rat liver retinyl palmitate hydrolase activity. Relationship to cholesteryl oleate and triolein hydrolase activities. Biochim. Biophys. Acta 794 (1984) 419–427. [DOI] [PMID: 6743673]
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