IUBMB Enzyme Nomenclature


Accepted name: aspartate N-acetyltransferase

Reaction: acetyl-CoA + L-aspartate = CoA + N-acetyl-L-aspartate

Other name(s): aspartate acetyltransferase; L-aspartate N-acetyltransferase

Systematic name: acetyl-CoA:L-aspartate N-acetyltransferase

Links to other databases: BRENDA, EXPASY, KEGG, Metacyc, CAS registry number: 9029-99-6


1. Goldstein, F.B. Biosynthesis of N-acetyl-L-aspartic acid. J. Biol. Chem. 234 (1959) 2702-2706.

2. Knizley, H., Jr. The enzymatic synthesis of N-acetyl-L-aspartic acid by a water-insoluble preparation of a cat brain acetone powder. J. Biol. Chem. 242 (1967) 4619-4622. [PMID: 6061408]

[EC created 1965]

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