EC - Carnitine O-acetyltransferase

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Accepted name:
carnitine O-acetyltransferase
Other names:
acetyl-CoA-carnitine O-acetyltransferase
acetylcarnitine transferase
carnitine acetyl coenzyme A transferase
carnitine acetylase
carnitine acetyltransferase
carnitine-acetyl-CoA transferase
Systematic name:
acetyl-CoA:carnitine O-acetyltransferase



Also acts on propanoyl-CoA and butanoyl-CoA (cf. EC carnitine O-palmitoyltransferase and EC carnitine O-octanoyltransferase).

Links to other databases

Enzymes and pathways: NC-IUBMB , BRENDA , ExplorEnz , ENZYME@ExPASy , KEGG , MetaCyc , NIST 74 , UniPathway
Protein domains and families: PROSITE:PDOC00402
Structural data: CSA , EC2PDB
Gene Ontology: GO:0004092
CAS Registry Number: 9029-90-7
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot: (11) [show] [UniProt]


  1. Chase, J.F.A., Pearson, D.J. and Tubbs, P.K.
    The preparation of crystalline carnitine acetyltransferase.
    Biochim. Biophys. Acta 96 : 162-165 (1965).
  2. Friedman, S. and Fraenkel, G.
    Reversible enzymatic acetylation of carnitine.
    Arch. Biochem. Biophys. 59 : 491-501 (1955).
  3. Miyazawa, S., Ozasa, H., Furuta, S., Osumi, T. and Hashimoto, T.
    Purification and properties of carnitine acetyl transferase from rat liver.
    J. Biochem. (Tokyo) 93 : 439-451 (1983).

[EC created 1961]