IUBMB Enzyme Nomenclature


Accepted name: phenylalanine N-acetyltransferase

Reaction: acetyl-CoA + L-phenylalanine = CoA + N-acetyl-L-phenylalanine

Other name(s): acetyl-CoA-L-phenylalanine α-N-acetyltransferase

Systematic name: acetyl-CoA:L-phenylalanine N-acetyltransferase

Comments: Also acts, more slowly, on L-histidine and L-alanine.

Links to other databases: BRENDA, EXPASY, KEGG, Metacyc, CAS registry number: 9075-16-5


1. Leuzinger, W., Baker, A.L. and Cauvin, E. Acetylcholinesterase. II. Crystallization, absorption spectra, isoionic point. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA 59 (1968) 620-623. [PMID: 5238989]

[EC created 1976]

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