Definition: An enzyme of the hydrolase class that catalyzes the reaction of triacylglycerol and water to yield diacylglycerol and a fatty acid anion. It is produced by glands on the tongue and by the pancreas and initiates the digestion of dietary fats. (From Dorland, 27th ed) EC 18.104.22.168.
/defic: consider also LIPID METABOLISM, INBORN ERRORS & CHOLESTEROL ESTER STORAGE DISEASE & WOLMAN DISEASE; LIPOPROTEIN LIPASE is also available
Other names Triglyceride Lipase; Tributyrinase; Triacylglycerol Lipase; Lipase, Triglyceride; Lipase, Monoester; Lipase, Acid; Lipase II, Acid; Lipase I, Acid; Lipase B, Acid; Lipase A, Acid; II, Acid Lipase; I, Acid Lipase; Hydrolase, Triolean; Hydrolase, Triacylglycerol; B, Acid Lipase; A, Acid Lipase; Triolean Hydrolase; Triglyceridase; Triacylglycerol Hydrolase; Monoester Lipase