IUBMB Enzyme Nomenclature


Accepted name: citrate CoA-transferase

Reaction: acetyl-CoA + citrate = acetate + (3S)-citryl-CoA

Systematic name: acetyl-CoA:citrate CoA-transferase

Comments: The enzyme is a component of EC [citrate (pro-3S)-lyase]. Also catalyses the transfer of thioacyl carrier protein from its acetyl thioester to citrate.

Links to other databases: BRENDA, EXPASY, KEGG, Metacyc, PDB, CAS registry number: 65187-14-6


1. Dimroth, P., Loyal, R. and Eggerer, H. Characterization of the isolated transferase subunit of citrate lyase as a CoA-transferase. Evidence against a covalent enzyme-substrate intermediate. Eur. J. Biochem. 80 (1977) 479-488. [PMID: 336371]

[EC created 1984]

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