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Information on EC 2.3.1.137 - carnitine O-octanoyltransferase

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IUBMB Comments

Acts on a range of acyl-CoAs, with optimal activity with C6 or C8 acyl groups. cf. EC 2.3.1.7 (carnitine O-acetyltransferase) and EC 2.3.1.21 (carnitine O-palmitoyltransferase).

The enzyme appears in viruses and cellular organisms

Synonyms
carnitine acyltransferase, carnitine octanoyltransferase, carnitine o-octanoyltransferase, medium-chain/long-chain carnitine acyltransferase, medium-chain carnitine acyltransferase, overt mitochondrial carnitine palmitoyltransferase, more

REACTION
REACTION DIAGRAM
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ORGANISM
UNIPROT
LITERATURE
octanoyl-CoA + L-carnitine = CoA + L-octanoylcarnitine
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