IUBMB Enzyme Nomenclature


Accepted name: CoA:oxalate CoA-transferase

Reaction: acetyl-CoA + oxalate = acetate + oxalyl-CoA

Other name(s): acetyl-coenzyme A transferase; acetyl-CoA oxalate CoA-transferase; ACOCT; YfdE; UctC

Systematic name: acetyl-CoA:oxalate CoA-transferase

Comments: The enzymes characterized from the bacteria Escherichia coli and Acetobacter aceti can also use formyl-CoA and oxalate (EC, formyl-CoA transferase) or formyl-CoA and acetate, with significantly reduced specific activities.

Links to other databases: BRENDA, EXPASY, KEGG, Metacyc, PDB, CAS registry number:


1. Mullins, E.A., Sullivan, K.L. and Kappock, T.J. Function and X-Ray crystal structure of Escherichia coli YfdE. PLoS One 8 (2013) e67901. [PMID: 23935849]

[EC created 2013]

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