IUBMB Enzyme Nomenclature


Accepted name: glycerophospholipid arachidonoyl-transferase (CoA-independent)

Reaction: 1-organyl-2-arachidonoyl-sn-glycero-3-phosphocholine + 1-organyl-2-lyso-sn-glycero-3-phosphoethanolamine = 1-organyl-2-arachidonoyl-sn-glycero-3-phosphoethanolamine + 1-organyl-2-lyso-sn-glycero-3-phosphocholine

Systematic name: 1-organyl-2-arachidonoyl-sn-glycero-3-phosphocholine:1-organyl-2-lyso-sn-glycero-3-phosphoethanolamine arachidonoyltransferase (CoA-independent)

Comments: catalyses the transfer of arachidonate and other polyenoic fatty acids from intact choline or ethanolamine-containing glycerophospholipids to the sn-2 position of a lyso-glycerophospholipid. The organyl group on sn-1 of the donor or acceptor molecule can be alkyl, acyl or alk-1-enyl. The term 'radyl' has sometimes been used to refer to such substituting groups. Differs from EC glycerophospholipid acyltransferase (CoA-dependent) in not requiring CoA and in its specificity for poly-unsaturated acyl groups.

Links to other databases: BRENDA, EXPASY, KEGG, Metacyc, CAS registry number: 102347-79-5


1. Robinson, M., Blank, M.L., Snyder, F. Acylation of lysophospholipids by rabbit alveolar macrophages. Specific CoA-dependent and CoA-independent reactions. J. Biol. Chem. 260 (1985) 7889-7895. [PMID: 4008481]

2. Snyder, F., Lee, T.C., Blank, M.L. The role of transacylases in the metabolism of arachidonate and platelet-activating factor. Prog. Lipid Res. 31 (1992) 65-86. [PMID: 1641397]

[EC created 1999]

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