CES3 major lipase in white adipose tissue. Involved in the metabolism of xenobiotics and of natural substrates. Hydrolyzes triacylglycerols and monoacylglycerols, with a preference for monoacylglycerols. The susceptibility of the substrate increases with decreasing acyl chain length of the fatty acid moiety. Catalyzes the synthesis of fatty acid ethyl esters.
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Protein Aliases: Carboxylesterase 1D; Carboxylesterase 3; carboxylesterase 3 (brain); Carboxylesterase 3A; EC 3.1.1; EC 22.214.171.124; ES-male; Es-male carboxylesterase; ES31FLJ21736; esterase 31; Esterase-31; FAEE synthase; Fatty acid ethyl ester synthase; Liver carboxylesterase 31; Liver carboxylesterase 31 homolog; TGH; Triacylglycerol hydrolase
Gene Aliases: Ces1; Ces1d; CES3; Ces31; Ces3a; ES31; TGH; UNQ869/PRO1887