EC - Benzyl alcohol O-benzoyltransferase

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IntEnz Enzyme Nomenclature


Accepted name:
benzyl alcohol O-benzoyltransferase
Other names:
benzoyl-CoA:benzyl alcohol benzoyltransferase
benzoyl-CoA:benzyl alcohol/phenylethanol benzoyltransferase
benzoyl-coenzyme A:benzyl alcohol benzoyltransferase
benzoyl-coenzyme A:phenylethanol benzoyltransferase
Systematic name:
benzoyl-CoA:benzyl alcohol O-benzoyltransferase



The enzyme is involved in volatile benzenoid and benzoic acid biosynthesis. The enzyme from Petunia hybrida also catalyses the formation of 2-phenylethyl benzoate from benzoyl-CoA and 2-phenylethanol. The apparent catalytic efficiency of the enzyme from Petunia hybrida with benzoyl-CoA is almost 6-fold higher than with acetyl-CoA [1].

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Enzymes and pathways: NC-IUBMB , BRENDA , ExplorEnz , ENZYME@ExPASy , KEGG , MetaCyc , UniPathway
Structural data: CSA , EC2PDB


  1. Boatright, J., Negre, F., Chen, X., Kish, C. M., Wood, B., Peel, G., Orlova, I., Gang, D., Rhodes, D., Dudareva, N.
    Understanding in vivo benzenoid metabolism in Petunia petal tissue.
    Plant Physiol. 135 : 1993-2011 (2004). [PMID: 15286288]
  2. D'Auria, J. C., Chen, F., Pichersky, E.
    Characterization of an acyltransferase capable of synthesizing benzylbenzoate and other volatile esters in flowers and damaged leaves of Clarkia breweri.
    Plant Physiol. 130 : 466-476 (2002). [PMID: 12226525]

[EC created 2011]