IUBMB Enzyme Nomenclature


Accepted name: thioethanolamine S-acetyltransferase

Reaction: acetyl-CoA + 2-aminoethanethiol = CoA + S-(2-aminoethyl)thioacetate

Other name(s): thioltransacetylase B; thioethanolamine acetyltransferase; acetyl-CoA:thioethanolamine S-acetyltransferase

Systematic name: acetyl-CoA:2-aminoethanethiol S-acetyltransferase

Comments: 2-Sulfanylethanol (2-mercaptoethanol) can act as a substrate [1].

Links to other databases: BRENDA, EXPASY, KEGG, Metacyc, CAS registry number: 9029-93-0


1. Brady, R.O. and Stadtman, E.R. Enzymatic thioltransacetylation. J. Biol. Chem. 211 (1954) 621-629. [PMID: 13221570]

2. Gunsalus, I.C. Group transfer and acyl-generating functions of lipoic acid derivatives. In: McElroy, W.D. and Glass, B. (Ed.), A Symposium on the Mechanism of Enzyme Action, vol. , Johns Hopkins Press, Baltimore, 1954, pp. 545-580.

[EC created 1961, modified 2006]

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