Phenylalanine N-acetyltransferase

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In enzymology, a phenylalanine N-acetyltransferase (EC is an enzyme that catalyzes the chemical reaction

acetyl-CoA + L-phenylalanine CoA + N-acetyl-L-phenylalanine

Thus, the two substrates of this enzyme are acetyl-CoA and L-phenylalanine, whereas its two products are CoA and N-acetyl-L-phenylalanine.

This enzyme belongs to the family of transferases, specifically those acyltransferases transferring groups other than aminoacyl groups. The systematic name of this enzyme class is acetyl-CoA:L-phenylalanine N-acetyltransferase. This enzyme is also called acetyl-CoA-L-phenylalanine alpha-N-acetyltransferase. This enzyme participates in phenylalanine metabolism.


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  • Leuzinger W, Baker AL, Cauvin E (1968). "Acetylcholinesterase. II. Crystallization, absorption spectra, isoionic point". Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. U. S. A. 59: 620&ndash, 3. PMID 5238989.

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The CAS registry number for this enzyme class is 9075-16-5.

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