Reaction: acetyl-CoA + histone = CoA + acetylhistone
Other name(s): nucleosome-histone acetyltransferase; histone acetokinase; histone acetylase; histone transacetylase
Systematic name: acetyl-CoA:histone acetyltransferase
Comments: A group of enzymes with differing specificities towards histone acceptors.
Links to other databases: BRENDA, EXPASY, KEGG, Metacyc, PDB, CAS registry number: 9054-51-7
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