Synonyms: thiolesterase activity
Definition: Catalysis of the reaction: RCO-SR' + H2O = RCOOH + HSR'. This reaction is the hydrolysis of a thiolester bond, an ester formed from a carboxylic acid and a thiol (i.e., RCO-SR'), such as that found in acetyl-coenzyme A.
GO:0016788 - hydrolase activity, acting on ester bonds
Unification Links: GO:0016790
©2014 SRI International, 333 Ravenswood Avenue, Menlo Park, CA 94025-3493