EC - Monoterpenol O-acetyltransferase

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IntEnz Enzyme Nomenclature


Accepted name:
monoterpenol O-acetyltransferase
Other name:
menthol transacetylase
Systematic name:
acetyl-CoA:monoterpenol O-acetyltransferase



(−)-Menthol, (+)-neomenthol, borneol, and also cyclohexanol and decan-1-ol can be acetylated.

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Enzymes and pathways: NC-IUBMB , BRENDA , ExplorEnz , ENZYME@ExPASy , KEGG , MetaCyc , UniPathway
Structural data: CSA , EC2PDB
Gene Ontology: GO:0050107
CAS Registry Number: 78990-59-7


  1. Croteau, R. and Hooper, C.L.
    Metabolism of monoterpenes. Acetylation of (−)-menthol by a soluble enzyme preparation from peppermint (Mentha piperita) leaves.
    Plant Physiol. 61 : 737-742 (1978).
  2. Martinkus, C. and Croteau, R.
    Metabolism of monoterpenes - evidence for compartmentation of L-menthone metabolism in peppermint (Mentha piperita) leaves.
    Plant Physiol. 68 : 99-106 (1981).

[EC created 1984]