?|cl12031: Esterase_lipase Superfamily (this model, PSSM-Id:176940 is obsolete)
Esterases and lipases (includes fungal lipases, cholinesterases, etc.) These enzymes act on carboxylic esters (EC: 3.1.1.-). The catalytic apparatus involves three residues (catalytic triad): a serine, a glutamate or aspartate and a histidine.These catalytic residues are responsible for the nucleophilic attack on the carbonyl carbon atom of the ester bond. In contrast with other alpha/beta hydrolase fold family members, p-nitrobenzyl esterase and acetylcholine esterase have a Glu instead of Asp at the active site carboxylate.