Arylamine N-acetyltransferase

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arylamine N-acetyltransferase
EC number
CAS number 9027-33-2
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In enzymology, an arylamine N-acetyltransferase (EC is an enzyme that catalyzes the chemical reaction

acetyl-CoA + an arylamine CoA + an N-acetylarylamine

Thus, the two substrates of this enzyme are acetyl-CoA and arylamine, whereas its two products are CoA and N-acetylarylamine.

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:arylamine N-acetyltransferase. Other names in common use include arylamine acetylase, beta-naphthylamine N-acetyltransferase, 4-aminobiphenyl N-acetyltransferase, acetyl CoA-arylamine N-acetyltransferase, 2-naphthylamine N-acetyltransferase, arylamine acetyltransferase, indoleamine N-acetyltransferase, N-acetyltransferase, p-aminosalicylate N-acetyltransferase, serotonin acetyltransferase, and serotonin N-acetyltransferase.

Structural studies[edit]

As of late 2007, 7 structures have been solved for this class of enzymes, with PDB accession codes 1GX3, 1W5R, 1W6F, 2BSZ, 2IJA, 2PFR, and 2PQT.


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