IUBMB Enzyme Nomenclature


Accepted name: retinol O-fatty-acyltransferase

Reaction: acyl-CoA + retinol = CoA + retinyl ester

For diagram of reaction click here.

Other name(s): retinol acyltransferase; retinol fatty-acyltransferase

Systematic name: acyl-CoA:retinol O-acyltransferase

Comments: Acts on palmitoyl-CoA and other long-chain fatty-acyl derivatives of CoA.

Links to other databases: BRENDA, EXPASY, KEGG, Metacyc, CAS registry number: 81295-48-9


1. Helgerud, P., Petersen, L.B. and Norum, K.R. Retinol esterification by microsomes from the mucosa of human small intestine. Evidence for acyl-Coenzyme A retinol acyltransferase activity. J. Clin. Invest. 71 (1983) 747-753. [PMID: 6826734]

2. Ross, A.C. Retinol esterification by rat liver microsomes. Evidence for a fatty acyl coenzyme A: retinol acyltransferase. J. Biol. Chem. 257 (1982) 2453-2459. [PMID: 7061433]

[EC created 1984]

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