EC - Long-chain-alcohol O-fatty-acyltransferase

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Accepted name:
long-chain-alcohol O-fatty-acyltransferase
Other names:
wax synthase
wax-ester synthase
Systematic name:
acyl-CoA:long-chain-alcohol O-acyltransferase



Transfers saturated or unsaturated acyl residues of chain-length C18 to C20 to long-chain alcohols, forming waxes. The best acceptor is cis-icos-11-en-1-ol.

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Enzymes and pathways: NC-IUBMB , BRENDA , ERGO , ExplorEnz , ENZYME@ExPASy , KEGG , MetaCyc , UniPathway
Structural data: CSA , EC2PDB
Gene Ontology: GO:0102966 , GO:0047196 , GO:0103095
CAS Registry Number: 64060-40-8
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot: (20) [show] [UniProt]


  1. Wu, X.-Y., Moreau, R.A. and Stumpf, P.K.
    Studies of biosynthesis of waxes by developing jojoba seed. 3. Biosynthesis of wax esters from acyl-CoA and long-chain alcohols.
    Lipids 16: 897-902 (1981).

[EC created 1984]