This enzyme belongs to the family of transferases, specifically those acyltransferases transferring groups other than aminoacyl groups. The systematic name of this enzyme class is malonyl-CoA:[acyl-carrier-protein] S-malonyltransferase. Other names in common use include malonyl coenzyme A-acyl carrier protein transacylase, malonyl transacylase, malonyl transferase, malonyl-CoA-acyl carrier protein transacylase, [acyl carrier protein]malonyltransferase, MAT, FabD, malonyl-CoA:acyl carrier protein transacylase, malonyl-CoA:ACP transacylase, MCAT, and malonyl-CoA:AcpM transacylase. This enzyme participates in fatty acid biosynthesis.
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