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Information on EC 2.3.1.268 - ethanol O-acetyltransferase

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The enzyme, characterized from the yeast Wickerhamomyces anomalus, is responsible for most ethyl acetate synthesis in known ethyl acetate-producing yeasts. It is only distantly related to enzymes classified as EC 2.3.1.84, alcohol O-acetyltransferase. The enzyme also possesses thioesterase and esterase activities, which are inhibited by high ethanol concentrations.
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The expected taxonomic range for this enzyme is: Wickerhamomyces anomalus
Synonyms
eat1, ethanol acetyltransferase, ethanol acetyltransferase 1, Wanomala_5543, more
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ethanol + acetyl-CoA = ethyl acetate + CoA
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