EC - 2α-hydroxytaxane 2-O-benzoyltransferase

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Accepted name:
2α-hydroxytaxane 2-O-benzoyltransferase
Other name:
benzoyl-CoA:taxane 2α-O-benzoyltransferase
Systematic name:
benzoyl-CoA:taxan-2α-ol O-benzoyltransferase



The enzyme was studied using the semisynthetic substrate 2-debenzoyl-7,13-diacetylbaccatin III. It will not acylate the hydroxy group at 1β, 7β, 10β or 13α of 10-deacetylbaccatin III, or at 2α or 5α of taxa-4(20),11-diene-2α,5α-diol.

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Enzymes and pathways: NC-IUBMB , BRENDA , DIAGRAM , ExplorEnz , ENZYME@ExPASy , KEGG , MetaCyc , UniPathway
Structural data: CSA , EC2PDB
Gene Ontology: GO:0050642
CAS Registry Number: 329318-50-5


  1. Walker, K. and Croteau, R.
    Taxol biosynthesis: molecular cloning of a benzoyl-CoA:taxane 2α-O-benzoyltransferase cDNA from Taxus and functional expression in Escherichia coli.
    Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA 97 : 13591-13596 (2000). [PMID: 11095755]

[EC created 2002]