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Accepted name: palmitoyl[protein] hydrolase
Reaction: palmitoyl[protein] + H2O = palmitate + protein
Other name(s): palmitoyl-protein thioesterase; palmitoyl-(protein) hydrolase
Systematic name: palmitoyl[protein] hydrolase
Comments: Specific for long-chain thioesters of fatty acids. Hydrolyses fatty acids from S-acylated cysteine residues in proteins, palmitoyl cysteine and palmitoyl-CoA.
Links to other databases: BRENDA, EXPASY, Gene, KEGG, MetaCyc, PDB, CAS registry number: 150605-49-5
1.  Camp, L.A., Hofmann, S.L. Assay and isolation of palmitoyl-protein thioesterase from bovine brain using palmitoylated H-Ras as substrate. Methods Enzymol. 250 (1995) 336–347. [DOI] [PMID: 7651163]
2.  Schriner, J.E., Yi, W., Hofmann, S.L. cDNA and genomic cloning of human palmitoyl-protein thioesterase (PPT), the enzyme defective in infantile neuronal ceroid lipofuscinosis. Genomics 34 (1996) 317–322. [DOI] [PMID: 8786130]
3.  Verkruyse, L.A., Hofmann, S.L. Lysosomal targeting of palmitoyl-protein thioesterase. J. Biol. Chem. 271 (1996) 15831–15836. [DOI] [PMID: 8663305]
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