FunctionRemoves thioester-linked fatty acyl groups from various substrates including S-palmitoyl-CoA. Has the highest S-thioesterase activity for the acyl groups palmitic and myristic acid followed by other short- and long-chain acyl substrates. However, because of structural constraints, is unable to remove palmitate from peptides or proteins.
Tissue specificityBroadly expressed, with highest levels in skeletal muscle.
Sequence similaritiesBelongs to the palmitoyl-protein thioesterase family.