Acyltransferase ChoActase/COT/CPT (IPR000542)

Short name: Carn_acyl_trans

Overlapping homologous superfamilies

Family relationships



A number of eukaryotic acetyltransferases can, on the basis of sequence similarities, be grouped together into a family. These enzymes include:

  • Choline o-acetyltransferase EC:, an enzyme that catalyses the biosynthesis of the neurotransmitter acetylcholine [PMID: 3480542].
  • Carnitine o-acetyltransferase EC: [PMID: 8420957].
  • Peroxisomal carnitine octanoyltransferase EC:, a fatty acid beta-oxidation pathway enzyme which is involved in the transport of medium-chain acyl-coenzyme A's from peroxisome to mitochondria [PMID: 3233218].
  • Mitochondrial carnitine palmitoyltransferases I and II EC: (CPT), enzymes involved in fatty acid metabolism and transport [PMID: 8449948].
  • Mycoplasma pneumoniae putative acetyltransferase C09_orf600.

GO terms

Biological Process

No terms assigned in this category.

Molecular Function

GO:0016746 transferase activity, transferring acyl groups

Cellular Component

No terms assigned in this category.

Contributing signatures

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