Reaction: acetyl-CoA + an [acyl-carrier protein] = CoA + an acetyl-[acyl-carrier protein]
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Other name(s): acetyl coenzyme A-acyl-carrier-protein transacylase; [acyl-carrier-protein]acetyltransferase; [ACP]acetyltransferase; ACAT
Systematic name: acetyl-CoA:[acyl-carrier protein] S-acetyltransferase
Comments: This enzyme, along with EC 22.214.171.124, [acyl-carrier-protein] S-malonyltransferase, is essential for the initiation of fatty-acid biosynthesis in bacteria. The substrate acetyl-CoA protects the enzyme against inhibition by N-ethylmaleimide or iodoacetamide . This is one of the activities associated with β-ketoacyl-ACP synthase III (EC 126.96.36.199) .
Links to other databases: BRENDA, EXPASY, KEGG, Metacyc, PDB, CAS registry number: 37257-16-2
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