Reaction: acetyl-CoA + L-leucine = CoA + N-acetyl-L-leucine
Other name(s): leucine acetyltransferase
Systematic name: acetyl-CoA:L-leucine N-acetyltransferase
Comments: Propanoyl-CoA can act as a donor, but more slowly. L-Arginine, L-valine, L-phenylalanine and peptides containing L-leucine can act as acceptors.
Links to other databases: BRENDA, EXPASY, KEGG, Metacyc, CAS registry number: 75496-56-9
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