Reaction: acetyl-CoA + citrate = acetate + (3S)-citryl-CoA
Systematic name: acetyl-CoA:citrate CoA-transferase
Comments: The enzyme is a component of EC 188.8.131.52 [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, 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]