MetaCyc Reaction:

Superclasses: Reactions Classified By Conversion Type Simple Reactions Chemical Reactions
Reactions Classified By Substrate Small-Molecule Reactions

EC Number:

Enzymes and Genes:

Arabidopsis thaliana col : acylhydrolase Inferred from experiment : DSEL
Saccharomyces cerevisiae : monoacylglycerol lipase Inferred from experiment : YJU3

In Pathway: triacylglycerol degradation

The reaction direction shown, that is, A + B ↔ C + D versus C + D ↔ A + B, is in accordance with the direction in which it was curated.

Most BioCyc compounds have been protonated to a reference pH value of 7.3, and some reactions have been computationally balanced for hydrogen by adding free protons. Please see the PGDB Concepts Guide for more information.

Mass balance status: Balanced.

Instance reaction:
1-oleoyl-sn-glycerol + H2O → glycerol + oleate + H+ (

Enzyme Commission Primary Name: acylglycerol lipase

Enzyme Commission Synonyms: monoacylglycerol lipase, monoacylglycerolipase, monoglyceride lipase, monoglyceride hydrolase, fatty acyl monoester lipase, monoacylglycerol hydrolase, monoglyceridyllipase, monoglyceridase

Standard Gibbs Free Energy (ΔrG in kcal/mol): 66.41072 Inferred by computational analysis [Latendresse13]

Citations: [Mentlein80, Pope66]

Gene-Reaction Schematic: ?

Gene-Reaction Schematic

Instance reaction of [a 1-monoglyceride + H2O → a fatty acid + glycerol + H+] (
i8: 1-oleoyl-sn-glycerol + H2O → glycerol + oleate + H+ (

Instance reactions of [a phosphatidylcholine + H2O → a 1-acyl 2-lyso-phosphatidylcholine + a long-chain fatty acid + H+] (
i5: 1,2-dipalmitoyl-phosphatidylcholine + H2O → 1-16:0-2-lysophosphatidylcholine + palmitate + H+ (

i6: 1-palmitoyl-2-linoleoyl-phosphatidylcholine + H2O → 1-18:2-lysophosphatidylcholine + palmitate + H+ (

Unification Links: KEGG:R01351 , Rhea:34019

Relationship Links: BRENDA:EC: , ENZYME:EC: , IUBMB-ExplorEnz:EC:


Latendresse13: Latendresse M. (2013). "Computing Gibbs Free Energy of Compounds and Reactions in MetaCyc."

Mentlein80: Mentlein R, Heiland S, Heymann E (1980). "Simultaneous purification and comparative characterization of six serine hydrolases from rat liver microsomes." Arch Biochem Biophys 200(2);547-59. PMID: 6776896

Pope66: Pope JL, McPherson JC, Tidwell HC (1966). "A study of a monoglyceride-hydrolyzing enzyme of intestinal mucosa." J Biol Chem 241(10);2306-10. PMID: 5916497

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Please cite the following article in publications resulting from the use of MetaCyc: Caspi et al, Nucleic Acids Research 42:D459-D471 2014
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