Very-long-chain 3-ketoacyl-CoA synthase (IPR012392)

Short name: 3-ktacl-CoA_syn

Overlapping homologous superfamilies

Family relationships



This group represents 3-ketoacyl-CoA synthases (KCSs) from plants [PMID: 10330468, PMID: 23585652]. They are also known as very long-chain fatty acid (VLCFA) condensing enzymes, and they catalyse the first committed step during the fatty acid elongation process, which is the condensation of C2 units to acyl-CoA. Arabidopsis contains 21 KCS members [PMID: 18465198].

GO terms

Biological Process

GO:0006633 fatty acid biosynthetic process

Molecular Function

GO:0016747 transferase activity, transferring acyl groups other than amino-acyl groups

Cellular Component

GO:0016020 membrane

Contributing signatures

Signatures from InterPro member databases are used to construct an entry.