EC - L-ornithine Nα-acyltransferase

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IntEnz Enzyme Nomenclature


Accepted name:
L-ornithine Nα-acyltransferase
Other name:
olsB (gene name)
Systematic name:
L-ornithine Nα-(3R)-3-hydroxy-acyltransferase



The enzyme, found in bacteria, catalyses the first step in the biosynthesis of ornithine lipids.

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Enzymes and pathways: NC-IUBMB , BRENDA , ExplorEnz , ENZYME@ExPASy , KEGG , MetaCyc , UniPathway
Structural data: CSA , EC2PDB
Gene Ontology: GO:0043810


  1. Gao, J. L., Weissenmayer, B., Taylor, A. M., Thomas-Oates, J., Lopez-Lara, I. M., Geiger, O.
    Identification of a gene required for the formation of lyso-ornithine lipid, an intermediate in the biosynthesis of ornithine-containing lipids.
    Mol. Microbiol. 53 : 1757-1770 (2004). [PMID: 15341653]
  2. Vences-Guzman, M. A., Guan, Z., Bermudez-Barrientos, J. R., Geiger, O., Sohlenkamp, C.
    Agrobacteria lacking ornithine lipids induce more rapid tumour formation.
    Environ. Microbiol. 15 : 895-906 (2013). [PMID: 22958119]

[EC created 2017]