IUBMB Enzyme Nomenclature


Accepted name: ATP citrate synthase

Reaction: ADP + phosphate + acetyl-CoA + oxaloacetate = ATP + citrate + CoA

Other name(s): ATP-citric lyase; ATP:citrate oxaloacetate-lyase [(pro-S)-CH2COO-→acetyl-CoA] (ATP-dephosphorylating); acetyl-CoA:oxaloacetate acetyltransferase (isomerizing; ADP-phosphorylating); adenosine triphosphate citrate lyase; citrate cleavage enzyme; citrate-ATP lyase; citric cleavage enzyme; ATP citrate (pro-S)-lyase

Systematic name: acetyl-CoA:oxaloacetate C-acetyltransferase [(pro-S)-carboxymethyl-forming, ADP-phosphorylating]

Comments: The enzyme can be dissociated into components, two of which are identical with EC (citryl-CoA lyase) and EC (citrate—CoA ligase).

Links to other databases: BRENDA, EXPASY, GTD, KEGG, Metacyc, PDB, CAS registry number: 9027-95-6


1. Lill, U., Schreil, A. and Eggerer, H. Isolation of enzymically active fragments formed by limited proteolysis of ATP citrate lyase. Eur. J. Biochem. 125 (1982) 645-650. [PMID: 6749502]

2. Srere, P.A. and Lipmann, F. An enzymatic reaction between citrate, adenosine triphosphate and coenzyme A. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 75 (1953) 4874 only.

[EC created 1965 as EC, modified 1986, transferred 2002 to EC]

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