3-oxoacyl-[acyl-carrier-protein] synthase 3 (IPR004655)

Short name: FabH_synth

Overlapping homologous superfamilies

Family relationships



3-oxoacyl-[acyl-carrier-protein] synthase III (FabH), in general, initiates elongation in type II fatty acid synthase systems found in bacteria and plants. It is responsible for producing the multitude of fatty acid structures found in bacterial membranes [PMID: 10629181]. The two members of this subfamily from Bacillus subtilis differ from each other, and from FabH from Escherichia coli, in acyl group specificity. Active site residues include Cys112, His244 and Asn274 of Escherichia coli FabH. Cys-112 is the site of acyl group attachment.

GO terms

Biological Process

GO:0006633 fatty acid biosynthetic process

Molecular Function

GO:0004315 3-oxoacyl-[acyl-carrier-protein] synthase activity

Cellular Component

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Contributing signatures

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