IUBMB Enzyme Nomenclature


Accepted name: serine O-acetyltransferase

Reaction: acetyl-CoA + L-serine = CoA + O-acetyl-L-serine

For diagram of reaction click here.

Glossary: O-acetyl-L-serine = (2S)-3-acetyloxy-2-aminopropanoic acid

Other name(s): SATase; L-serine acetyltransferase; serine acetyltransferase; serine transacetylase

Systematic name: acetyl-CoA:L-serine O-acetyltransferase

Links to other databases: BRENDA, EXPASY, KEGG, Metacyc, PDB, CAS registry number: 9023-16-9


1. Kredich, N.M. and Tomkins, G.M. The enzymic synthesis of L-cysteine in Escherichia coli and Salmonella typhimurium. J. Biol. Chem. 241 (1966) 4955-4965.

2. Smith, I.K. and Thompson, J.F. Purification and characterization of L-serine transacetylase and O-acetyl-L-serine sulfhydrylase from kidney bean seedlings (Phaseolus vulgaris). Biochim. Biophys. Acta 227 (1971) 288-295. [PMID: 5550822]

[EC created 1972]

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