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  • n. Any of various enzymes of the esterase family that exhibit esterase activity specifically at a thiol group.


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thioester +‎ -ase


  • To accomplish this, Liu introduced a specific enzyme, known as thioesterase, into cyanobacteria.


  • "I use genes that can steal fatty acids from the lipid synthesis pathway," Liu explains noting that thioesterase acts to efficiently clip the bonds associating the fatty acids with more complex molecules. - latest science and technology news stories

  • We present the knowledge-based development and characterization of a potent inhibitor of acyl protein thioesterase 1 (APT1), a bona fide depalmitoylating enzyme that is, so far, poorly characterized in cells.

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  • Liu started by producing cyanobacteria carrying the enzyme thioesterase, that clips the bonds that bind the fatty acid to more complex carrier proteins.

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  • Abbreviations: PKS, polyketide synthase • TE I, type I thioesterase • TE II, type II thioesterase • 4-HBT, 4-hydroxylbenzoyl-CoA thioesterase • HPLC, high-performance liquid chromatography • r.m.s.d., root mean square deviation • ACP, acyl carrier protein.

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  • Together, the results revealed a hotdog fold thioesterase distinct from the common type I and type II thioesterases associated with polyketide biosynthesis and provided interesting insight into the enediyne

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