Cutinase 1

UniProtKB accession:  P00590
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UniProtKB description:  Catalyzes the hydrolysis of complex carboxylic polyesters found in the cell wall of plants (PubMed:18658138, PubMed:8286366, PubMed:8555209, PubMed:19810726). Degrades cutin, a macromolecule that forms the structure of the plant cuticle (PubMed:18658138, PubMed:8286366, PubMed:8555209, PubMed:19810726). Allows pathogenic fungi to penetrate through the cuticular barrier into the host plant during the initial stage of fungal infection (Ref.4).
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