acetyl-CoA + carnitine => acetylcarnitine + CoASH

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R-HSA-390291
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Reaction [transition]
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Homo sapiens
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Peroxisomal carnitineacetyltransferase (CRAT) catalyzes the reaction of acetyl-CoA and carnitine to form acetylcarnitine and CoASH. The active form of the enzyme is a monomer (Bloisi et al. 1990; Wu et al. 2003).

Literature References
PubMed ID Title Journal Year
2351134 Purification and properties of carnitine acetyltransferase from human liver

Bloisi, W, Colombo, I, Garavaglia, B, Giardini, R, Finocchiaro, G, DiDonato, S

Eur J Biochem 1990
12562770 Structure of human carnitine acetyltransferase. Molecular basis for fatty acyl transfer.

Wu, D, Govindasamy, L, Lian, W, Gu, Y, Kukar, T, Agbandje-McKenna, M, McKenna, R

J Biol Chem 2003
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carnitine O-acetyltransferase activity of CRAT [peroxisomal matrix]

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