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 acyl-CoA:isopenicillin N N-acyltransferase. Other names in common use include acyl-coenzyme A:isopenicillin N acyltransferase, and isopenicillin N:acyl-CoA: acyltransferase. This enzyme participates in hydrophobic penicillins biosynthesis.
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ALVAREZ, Emilio; MEESSCHAERT, Boudewijn; MONTENEGRO, Eduardo; GUTIERREZ, Santiago; DIEZ, Bruno; BARREDO, Jose L.; MARTIN, Juan F. (1993). "The isopenicillin-N acyltransferase of Penicillium chrysogenum has isopenicillin-N amidohydrolase, 6-aminopenicillanic acid acyltransferase and penicillin amidase activities, all of which are encoded by the single penDE gene". European Journal of Biochemistry215 (2): 323–332. doi:10.1111/j.1432-1033.1993.tb18038.x. ISSN0014-2956.