EC - Retinol O-fatty-acyltransferase

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Accepted name:
retinol O-fatty-acyltransferase
Other names:
retinol acyltransferase
retinol fatty-acyltransferase
Systematic name:
acyl-CoA:retinol O-acyltransferase



Acts on palmitoyl-CoA and other long-chain fatty-acyl derivatives of CoA.

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Enzymes and pathways: NC-IUBMB , BRENDA , DIAGRAM , ERGO , ExplorEnz , ENZYME@ExPASy , KEGG , MetaCyc , UniPathway
Structural data: CSA , EC2PDB
Gene Ontology: GO:0050252
CAS Registry Number: 81295-48-9
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot: (18) [show] [UniProt]


  1. Helgerud, P., Petersen, L.B. and Norum, K.R.
    Retinol esterification by microsomes from the mucosa of human small intestine. Evidence for acyl-Coenzyme A retinol acyltransferase activity.
    J. Clin. Invest. 71 : 747-753 (1983). [PMID: 6826734]
  2. Ross, A.C.
    Retinol esterification by rat liver microsomes. Evidence for a fatty acyl coenzyme A: retinol acyltransferase.
    J. Biol. Chem. 257 : 2453-2459 (1982). [PMID: 7061433]

[EC created 1984]