The effect of a fungal metabolite, esterastin, on lysosomal acid lipase purified from rabbit liver was studied. Esterastin inhibited the enzyme activity very strongly (IC50, about 80 nM). The inhibition of acid lipase by esterastin was competitive with respect to the substrate and the inhibition constant for esterastin was 90 nM. Esterastin was less inhibitory to other lipolytic enzymes, such as pancreatic lipase and carboxylesterase. Thus esterastin is a potent new inhibitor of lysosomal acid lipase.
|Number of pages||4|
|Journal||Journal of biochemistry|
|Publication status||Published - Jul 1983|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Molecular Biology