IUBMB Enzyme Nomenclature


Accepted name: 1-acylglycerophosphocholine O-acyltransferase

Reaction: acyl-CoA + 1-acyl-sn-glycero-3-phosphocholine = CoA + 1,2-diacyl-sn-glycero-3-phosphocholine

Other name(s): lysolecithin acyltransferase; 1-acyl-sn-glycero-3-phosphocholine acyltransferase; acyl coenzyme A-monoacylphosphatidylcholine acyltransferase; acyl-CoA:1-acyl-glycero-3-phosphocholine transacylase; lysophosphatide acyltransferase; lysophosphatidylcholine acyltransferase

Systematic name: acyl-CoA:1-acyl-sn-glycero-3-phosphocholine O-acyltransferase

Comments: Acts preferentially with unsaturated acyl-CoA derivatives. 1-Acyl-sn-glycero-3-phosphoinositol can also act as acceptor.

Links to other databases: BRENDA, EXPASY, KEGG, Metacyc, PDB, CAS registry number: 9027-64-9


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2. Hill, E.E. and Lands, W.E.M. Incorporation of long-chain and polyunsaturated acids into phosphatidate and phosphatidylcholine. Biochim. Biophys. Acta 152 (1968) 645-648. [PMID: 5661029]

3. Miki, Y., Hosaka, K., Yamashita, S., Handa, H. and Numa, S. Acyl-acceptor specificities of 1-acylglycerolphosphate acyltransferase and 1-acylglycerophosphorylcholine acyltransferase resolved from rat liver microsomes. Eur. J. Biochem. 81 (1977) 433-441. [PMID: 598375]

4. van den Bosch, H., van Golde, L.M.G., Eibl, H. and van Deenen, L.L.M. The acylation of 1-acylglycero-3-phosphorylcholines by rat-liver microsomes. Biochim. Biophys. Acta 144 (1967) 613-623. [PMID: 6078124]

[EC created 1972]

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