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Cholesterol ester

Cholesterol esterase

(Science: enzyme) An enzyme that catalyses the hydrolysis of cholesterol and some other sterol esters, to liberate cholesterol plus a fatty acid anion.

chemical name: Steryl-ester acylhydrolase

registry number: EC

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