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 choloyl-CoA:glycine N-choloyltransferase. Other names in common use include glycine-taurine N-acyltransferase, amino acid N-choloyltransferase, BAT, glycine N-choloyltransferase, BACAT, cholyl-CoA glycine-taurine N-acyltransferase, and cholyl-CoA:taurine N-acyltransferase. This enzyme participates in bile acid biosynthesis and taurine and hypotaurine metabolism.
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