MetaCyc Reaction:

Superclasses: Reactions Classified By Conversion TypeSimple ReactionsChemical Reactions
Reactions Classified By SubstrateSmall-Molecule Reactions

EC Number:

Enzymes and Genes:

Acinetobacter sp. ADP1: wax ester synthase/acyl-CoA diacylglycerol acyltransferase bifunctional enzymeInferred from experiment: atfA

In Pathway: long chain fatty acid ester synthesis for microdiesel production

Note that this reaction equation differs from the official Enzyme Commission reaction equation for this EC number, which can be found here .

The direction shown, i.e. which substrates are on the left and right sides, is in accordance with the direction in which it was curated.

Mass balance status: Balanced.

Enzyme Commission Primary Name: long-chain-alcohol O-fatty-acyltransferase

Enzyme Commission Synonyms: wax synthase, wax-ester synthase

Standard Gibbs Free Energy (ΔrG in kcal/mol): 263.34912Inferred by computational analysis [Latendresse13]

Enzyme Commission Summary:
Transfers saturated or unsaturated acyl residues of chain-length C18 to C20 to long-chain alcohols, forming waxes. The best acceptor is cis-icos-11-en-1-ol.

Citations: [Wu81]

Gene-Reaction Schematic

Gene-Reaction Schematic

Relationship Links: BRENDA:EC:, ENZYME:EC:, IUBMB-ExplorEnz:EC:

Created 22-Sep-2011 by Weerasinghe D, SRI International


Latendresse13: Latendresse M. (2013). "Computing Gibbs Free Energy of Compounds and Reactions in MetaCyc."

Wu81: Wu XY, Moreau RA, Stumpf PK (1981). "Studies of biosynthesis of waxes by developing jojoba seed: III. Biosynthesis of wax esters from Acyl-CoA and long chain alcohols." Lipids 16(12);897-902.

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