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Brief summary - 1,4-lactonase

In enzymology, a 1,4-lactonase (EC is an enzyme that catalyzes the generic chemical reaction: a 1,4-lactone + H2O a 4-hydroxyacid Thus, the two substrates of this enzyme are 1,4-lactone and H2O, whereas its product is . This enzyme belongs to the family of hydrolases, specifically those acting on carboxylic ester bonds. The systematic name of this enzyme class is 1,4-lactone hydroxyacylhydrolase. This enzyme is also called gamma-lactonase. This enzyme participates in galactose metabolism and . It employs one cofactor, calcium

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