Structure of carnitine acetyltransferase.
Carnitine O-palmitoyltransferase (also called carnitine palmitoyltransferase) is a mitochondrial transferase enzyme (EC 220.127.116.11) involved in the metabolism of palmitoylcarnitine into palmitoyl-CoA. A related transferase is carnitine acyltransferase.
There are four different forms of CPT in humans:
- CPT1A – associated with Carnitine palmitoyltransferase I deficiency
- CPT2 – associated with carnitine palmitoyltransferase II deficiency
- PDOC00402 – Acyltransferases ChoActase / COT / CPT family in PROSITE
- Choline/Carnitine o-acyltransferase family[permanent dead link] in Pfam
- UMich Orientation of Proteins in Membranes protein/pdbid-2h4t
- Carnitine+O-Palmitoyltransferase at the US National Library of Medicine Medical Subject Headings (MeSH)
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