IUBMB Enzyme Nomenclature


Accepted name: deacetylcephalosporin-C acetyltransferase

Reaction: acetyl-CoA + deacetylcephalosporin C = CoA + cephalosporin C

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Other name(s): acetyl-CoA:deacetylcephalosporin-C acetyltransferase; DAC acetyltransferase; cefG; deacetylcephalosporin C acetyltransferase; acetyl coenzyme A:DAC acetyltransferase; acetyl-CoA:DAC acetyltransferase; CPC acetylhydrolase; acetyl-CoA:DAC O-acetyltransferase; DAC-AT

Systematic name: acetyl-CoA:deacetylcephalosporin-C O-acetyltransferase

Comments: This enzyme catalyses the final step in the biosynthesis of cephalosporin C.

Links to other databases: BRENDA, EXPASY, KEGG, Metacyc, PDB, CAS registry number: 57827-76-6


1. Matsuyama, K., Matsumoto, H., Matsuda, A., Sugiura, H., Komatsu, K. and Ichikawa, S. Purification of acetyl coenzyme A: deacetylacephalosporin C O-acetyltransferase from Acremonium chrysogenum. Biosci. Biotechnol. Biochem. 56 (1992) 1410-1412. [PMID: 1368946]

2. Gutiérrez, S., Velasco, J., Fernandez, F.J. and Martín, J.F. The cefG gene of Cephalosporium acremonium is linked to the cefEF gene and encodes a deacetylcephalosporin C acetyltransferase closely related to homoserine O-acetyltransferase. J. Bacteriol. 174 (1992) 3056-3064. [PMID: 1569032]

3. Matsuda, A., Sugiura, H., Matsuyama, K., Matsumoto, H., Ichikawa, S. and Komatsu, K. Cloning and disruption of the cefG gene encoding acetyl coenzyme A: deacetylcephalosporin C O-acetyltransferase from Acremonium chrysogenum. Biochem. Biophys. Res. Commun. 186 (1992) 40-46. [PMID: 1632779]

4. Gutiérrez, S., Velasco, J., Marcos, A.T., Fernández, F.J., Fierro, F., Barredo, J.L., Díez, B. and Martín, J.F. Expression of the cefG gene is limiting for cephalosporin biosynthesis in Acremonium chrysogenum. Appl. Microbiol. Biotechnol. 48 (1997) 606-614. [PMID: 9421924]

5. Velasco, J., Gutierrez, S., Campoy, S. and Martin, J.F. Molecular characterization of the Acremonium chrysogenum cefG gene product: the native deacetylcephalosporin C acetyltransferase is not processed into subunits. Biochem. J. 337 (1999) 379-385. [PMID: 9895280]

6. Martín, J.F., Gutiérrez, S., Fernández, F.J., Velasco, J., Fierro, F., Marcos, A.T. and Kosalkova, K. Expression of genes and processing of enzymes for the biosynthesis of penicillins and cephalosporins. Antonie Van Leeuwenhoek 65 (1994) 227-43. [PMID: 7847890]

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