In enzymology, a malonate CoA-transferase (EC 18.104.22.168) is an enzyme that catalyzes the chemical reaction
- acetyl-CoA + malonate acetate + malonyl-CoA
Thus, the two substrates of this enzyme are acetyl-CoA and malonate, whereas its two products are acetate and malonyl-CoA.
This enzyme belongs to the family of transferases, specifically the CoA-transferases. The systematic name of this enzyme class is acetyl-CoA:malonate CoA-transferase. This enzyme is also called malonate coenzyme A-transferase. This enzyme participates in beta-alanine metabolism and propanoate metabolism.
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