IUBMB Enzyme Nomenclature


Accepted name: long-chain-alcohol O-fatty-acyltransferase

Reaction: acyl-CoA + a long-chain alcohol = CoA + a long-chain ester

Other name(s): wax synthase; wax-ester synthase

Systematic name: acyl-CoA:long-chain-alcohol O-acyltransferase

Comments: Transfers saturated or unsaturated acyl residues of chain-length C18 to C20 to long-chain alcohols, forming waxes. The best acceptor is cis-icos-11-en-1-ol.

Links to other databases: BRENDA, EXPASY, KEGG, Metacyc, PDB, CAS registry number: 64060-40-8


1. Wu, X.-Y., Moreau, R.A. and Stumpf, P.K. Studies of biosynthesis of waxes by developing jojoba seed. 3. Biosynthesis of wax esters from acyl-CoA and long-chain alcohols. Lipids 16 (1981) 897-902.

[EC created 1984]

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