IUBMB Enzyme Nomenclature


Accepted name: alcohol O-acetyltransferase

Reaction: acetyl-CoA + an alcohol = CoA + an acetyl ester

Other name(s): alcohol acetyltransferase

Systematic name: acetyl-CoA:alcohol O-acetyltransferase

Comments: Acts on a range of short-chain aliphatic alcohols, including methanol and ethanol

Links to other databases: BRENDA, EXPASY, KEGG, Metacyc, CAS registry number: 80237-89-4


1. Yoshioka, K. and Hashimoto, N. Ester formation by alcohol acetyltransferase from brewers' yeast. Agric. Biol. Chem. 45 (1981) 2183-2190.

[EC created 1984]

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