(acyl-carrier-protein) S-acetyltransferase

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[acyl-carrier-protein] S-acetyltransferase
EC no.
CAS no.37257-16-2
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In enzymology, a [acyl-carrier-protein] S-acetyltransferase (EC is an enzyme that catalyzes the reversible chemical reaction

acetyl-CoA + [acyl-carrier-protein] CoA + acetyl-[acyl-carrier-protein]

Thus, the two substrates of this enzyme are acetyl-CoA and acyl carrier protein, whereas its two products are CoA and acetyl-acyl-carrier-protein.

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 acetyl-CoA:[acyl-carrier-protein] S-acetyltransferase. Other names in common use include acetyl coenzyme A-acyl-carrier-protein transacylase, Acetyl CoA:ACP transacylase, [acyl-carrier-protein]acetyltransferase, [ACP]acetyltransferase, and ACAT. This enzyme participates in fatty acid biosynthesis.

Structural studies[edit]

As of late 2007, only one structure has been solved for this class of enzymes, with the PDB accession code 2PFF.


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