IUBMB Enzyme Nomenclature


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


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

[EC created 1972]

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