IUBMB Enzyme Nomenclature


Accepted name: malonate CoA-transferase

Reaction: acetyl-CoA + malonate = acetate + malonyl-CoA

Other names: malonate coenzyme A-transferase

Systematic name: acetyl-CoA:malonate CoA-transferase

Comments: The enzyme from Pseudomonas ovalis also catalyses the reaction of EC malonyl-CoA decarboxylase.

Links to other databases: BRENDA, EXPASY, KEGG, Metacyc, CAS registry number: 9026-18-0


1. Hayaishi, O. Enzymatic decarboxylation of malonic acid. J. Biol. Chem. 215 (1955) 125-136.

2. Takamura, Y. and Kitayama, Y. Purification and some properties of malonate decarboxylase from Pseudomonas ovalis: an oligomeric enzyme with bifunctional properties. Biochem. Int. 3 (1981) 483-491.

[EC created 1961]

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