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Information on EC 2.3.1.26 - sterol O-acyltransferase

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     2 Transferases
         2.3 Acyltransferases
             2.3.1 Transferring groups other than aminoacyl groups
                2.3.1.26 sterol O-acyltransferase
IUBMB Comments
The animal enzyme is highly specific for transfer of acyl groups with a single cis double bond that is nine carbon atoms distant from the carboxy group.
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The enzyme appears in viruses and cellular organisms
Synonyms
A2, ACAT, ACAT-1, ACAT-2, ACAT1, ACAT2, acyl coenzyme A-cholesterol-O-acyltransferase, acyl coenzyme A: cholesteryl acyltransferase, acyl-CoA cholesterol acyltransferase, acyl-CoA cholesterol O-acyltransferase, more
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LITERATURE
acyl-CoA + cholesterol = CoA + cholesterol ester
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