IUBMB Enzyme Nomenclature


Accepted name: (Z)-3-hexen-1-ol acetyltransferase

Reaction: acetyl-CoA + (3Z)-hex-3-en-1-ol = CoA + (3Z)-hex-3-en-1-yl acetate

Other name(s): CHAT; At3g03480

Systematic name: acetyl-CoA:(3Z)-hex-3-en-1-ol acetyltransferase

Comments: The enzyme is resonsible for the production of (3Z)-hex-3-en-1-yl acetate, the major volatile compound released upon mechanical wounding of the leaves of Arabidopsis thaliana [1].

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1. D'Auria, J.C., Pichersky, E., Schaub, A., Hansel, A. and Gershenzon, J. Characterization of a BAHD acyltransferase responsible for producing the green leaf volatile (Z)-3-hexen-1-yl acetate in Arabidopsis thaliana. Plant J. 49 (2007) 194-207. [PMID: 17163881]

2. D'Auria, J.C., Chen, F. and Pichersky, E. Characterization of an acyltransferase capable of synthesizing benzylbenzoate and other volatile esters in flowers and damaged leaves of Clarkia breweri. Plant Physiol. 130 (2002) 466-476. [PMID: 12226525]

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