Reaction: (E)-cinnamoyl-CoA + (R)-phenyllactate = (E)-cinnamate + (R)-phenyllactyl-CoA
Other name(s): FldA
Systematic name: (E)-cinnamoyl-CoA:(R)-phenyllactate CoA-transferase
Comments: 3-Phenylproprionate is a better CoA acceptor than (R)-phenyllactate in vitro. The enzyme from Clostridium sporogenes is specific for derivatives of 3-phenylpropionate and 4-phenylbutyrate.
Links to other databases: BRENDA, EXPASY, KEGG, Metacyc, CAS registry number: 289682-21-9
1. Dickert, S., Pierik, A.J., Linder, D. and Buckel, W. The involvement of coenzyme A esters in the dehydration of (R)-phenyllactate to (E)-cinnamate by Clostridium sporogenes. Eur. J. Biochem. 267 (2000) 3874-3884. [PMID: 10849007]