IUBMB Enzyme Nomenclature


Accepted name: phytanate—CoA ligase

Reaction: ATP + phytanate + CoA = AMP + diphosphate + phytanoyl-CoA

phytanate: 3,7,11,15-tetramethylhexadecanoate

Systematic name: phytanate:CoA ligase (AMP-forming)

Comments: Not identical with EC long-chain-fatty-acid—[acyl-carrier-protein] ligase.

Links to other databases: BRENDA, EXPASY, KEGG, Metacyc, CAS registry number: 105238-50-4


1. Muralidharan, F.N. and Muralidharan, V.B. Phytanoyl-CoA ligase activity in rat liver. Biochem. Int. 13 (1986) 123-130. [PMID: 3753503]

[EC created 1989]

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