IUBMB Enzyme Nomenclature


Accepted name: plasmalogen synthase

Reaction: acyl-CoA + 1-O-(alk-1-enyl)glycero-3-phosphocholine = CoA + plasmenylcholine

Glossary: 1-O-(alk-1-enyl)glycero-3-phosphocholine = 1-alkenylglycerophosphocholine,
plasmenylcholine = 1-alkenyl-2-acylglycerophosphocholine

Other name(s): lysoplasmenylcholine acyltransferase; O-1-alkenylglycero-3-phosphorylcholine acyltransferase; 1-alkenyl-glycero-3-phosphorylcholine:acyl-CoA acyltransferase; 1-alkenylglycerophosphocholine O-acyltransferase

Systematic name: acyl-CoA:1-O-(alk-1-enyl)-glycero-3-phosphocholine 2-O-acyltransferase

Links to other databases: BRENDA, EXPASY, KEGG, Metacyc, CAS registry number: 37257-10-6


1. Waku, K. and Lands, W.E.M. Acyl coenzyme A:1-alkenyl-glycero-3-phosphorylcholine acyltransferase action in plasmalogen biosynthesis. J. Biol. Chem. 243 (1968) 2654-2659. [PMID: 5689955]

2. Arthur, G. and Choy, P.C. Acylation of 1-alkenyl-glycerophosphocholine and 1-acyl-glycerophosphocholine in guinea pig heart. Biochem. J. 236 (1986) 481-487. [PMID: 3753462]

[EC created 1972, modified 2013]

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