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Information on EC 2.3.1.21 - carnitine O-palmitoyltransferase

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Broad specificity to acyl group, over the range C8 to C18; optimal activity with palmitoyl-CoA. cf. EC 2.3.1.7 carnitine O-acetyltransferase and EC 2.3.1.137 carnitine O-octanoyltransferase.
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The enzyme appears in viruses and cellular organisms
Synonyms
carnitine palmitoyltransferase, cpt i, cpt1a, carnitine palmitoyltransferase i, cpt ii, cpt-1, carnitine palmitoyltransferase 1, carnitine palmitoyltransferase-1, cpt1b, cpt1c, more
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LITERATURE
palmitoyl-CoA + L-carnitine = CoA + L-palmitoylcarnitine
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