IUBMB Enzyme Nomenclature


Accepted name: shikimate O-hydroxycinnamoyltransferase

Reaction: 4-coumaroyl-CoA + shikimate = CoA + 4-coumaroylshikimate

Other name(s): shikimate hydroxycinnamoyltransferase

Systematic name: 4-coumaroyl-CoA:shikimate O-(hydroxycinnamoyl)transferase

Comments: Caffeoyl-CoA, feruloyl-CoA and sinapoyl-CoA can also act as donors, but more slowly.

Links to other databases: BRENDA, EXPASY, KEGG, Metacyc, PDB, CAS registry number: 73904-44-6


1. Strack, D., Keller, H. and Weissenböck, G. Enzymatic-synthesis of hydroxycinnamic acid-esters of sugar acids and hydroaromatic acids by protein preparations from rye (Secale cereale) primary leaves. J. Plant Physiol. 131 (1987) 61-73.

2. Ulbrich, B. and Zenk, M.H. Partial purification and properties of p-hydroxycinnamoyl-CoA:shikimate-p-hydroxycinnamoyl transferase from higher plants. Phytochemistry 19 (1980) 1625-1629.

[EC created 1990]

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