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ENZYME entry: EC

Accepted Name
Polysialic-acid O-acetyltransferase.
Reaction catalysed
Acetyl-CoA + an alpha-2,8-linked polymer of sialic acid <=> CoA + polysialic acid acetylated at O-7 or O-9
  • Acts only on substrates containing more than 14 sialosyl residues.
  • Catalyzes the modification of capsular polysaccharides in some strains of Escherichia coli.
PRIAM enzyme-specific profiles2.3.1.136
KEGG Ligand Database for Enzyme Nomenclature2.3.1.136
IUBMB Enzyme Nomenclature2.3.1.136
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