IUBMB Enzyme Nomenclature


Accepted name: galactoside O-acetyltransferase

Reaction: acetyl-CoA + a β-D-galactoside = CoA + a 6-acetyl-β-D-galactoside

Other name(s): thiogalactoside acetyltransferase; galactoside acetyltransferase; thiogalactoside transacetylase

Systematic name: acetyl-CoA:β-D-galactoside 6-acetyltransferase

Comments: Acts on thiogalactosides and phenylgalactoside.

Links to other databases: BRENDA, EXPASY, KEGG, Metacyc, PDB, CAS registry number: 9029-94-1


1. Zabin, I. Crystalline thiogalactoside transacetylase. J. Biol. Chem. 238 (1963) 3300-3306.

2. Zabin, I., Kepes, A. and Monod, J. Thiogalactoside transacetylase. J. Biol. Chem. 237 (1962) 253-257.

[EC created 1965]

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