Reaction: 4-coumaroyl-CoA + shikimate = CoA + 4-coumaroylshikimate
Other name(s): shikimate hydroxycinnamoyltransferase
Systematic name: 4-coumaroyl-CoA:shikimate O-(hydroxycinnamoyl)transferase
Comments: Caffeoyl-CoA, feruloyl-CoA and sinapoyl-CoA can also act as donors, but more slowly.
Links to other databases: BRENDA, EXPASY, KEGG, Metacyc, CAS registry number: 73904-44-6
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2. Ulbrich, B. and Zenk, M.H. Partial purification and properties of p-hydroxycinnamoyl-CoA:shikimate-p-hydroxycinnamoyl transferase from higher plants. Phytochemistry 19 (1980) 1625-1629.