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Gene Family: Carboxylesterases (CES)

Carboxylesterase: In enzymology, a carboxylesterase or carboxylic-ester hydrolase ( EC 3.1.1.1 ) is an enzyme that catalyzes a chemical reaction of the form a carboxylic ester + H 2O an alcohol + a carboxylate Thus, the two substrates of this enzyme are carboxylic ester and H 2O, whereas its two products are alcohol and carboxylate. [Source: Wikipedia]

Genes contained within the family: 5

Approved Symbol Approved Name Previous Symbols Synonyms Chromosome
CES1 carboxylesterase 1 HMSE, CES2, HMSE1, SES1, CEH, CES1A1, CES1A2 16q12.2
CES2 carboxylesterase 2 CE-2, iCE, CES2A1 16q22.1
CES3 carboxylesterase 3 FLJ21736, ES31 16q22.1
CES4A carboxylesterase 4A CES8 FLJ37464 16q22.1
CES5A carboxylesterase 5A CES7 FLJ31547, CES4C1, CES5, CAUXIN 16q12.2

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