IUBMB Enzyme Nomenclature

EC 2.3.1.24

Accepted name: sphingosine N-acyltransferase

Reaction: an acyl-CoA + sphingosine = CoA + an N-acylsphingosine

Other name(s): ceramide synthetase; sphingosine acyltransferase

Systematic name: acyl-CoA:sphingosine N-acyltransferase

Comments: Acts on sphingosine or its 2-epimer.

Links to other databases: BRENDA, EXPASY, KEGG, Metacyc, CAS registry number: 37257-09-3

References:

1. Sribney, M. Enzymatic synthesis of ceramide. Biochim. Biophys. Acta 125 (1966) 542-547. [PMID: 5973195]

[EC 2.3.1.24 created 1972]


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