CES3

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CES3

A gene on chromosome 16q22.1 that encodes a carboxylesterase which plays a role in detoxifying xenobiotics (e.g., cocaine and heroin) and in activating ester and amide prodrugs. It is primarily expressed in the intestine and liver.
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Table 3: Lipolytic Enzymes Enzyme Enzyme Catalyzed Reaction(s) and Commission Availability of Thermophilic Enzymes Carboxylesterase 3.
Real-time RT-PCR also suggests that carboxylesterase 3 (CES3) was down-regulated by AhR ligands.