Human carboxylesterases: an update on CES1, CES2 and CES3.

Abstract

Carboxylesterases belong to Phase I group of drug metabolizing enzymes. They hydrolyze a variety of drug esters, amides, carbamates and similar structures. There are five 'carboxylesterase' genes listed in the Human Genome Organization database. In this review, we will focus on the CES1, CES2 and CES3 genes and their protein products that have been… (More)

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