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A new class EC 7, Translocases, has been added to the EC list. It will be part of ENZYME from release 2018_10. Read more about EC 7 here.

ENZYME entry: EC

Accepted Name
Bile acid CoA-transferase.
Alternative Name(s)
Bile acid coenzyme A transferase.
Reaction catalysed
  • Lithocholoyl-CoA + cholate <=> lithocholate + choloyl-CoA
  • Deoxycholoyl-CoA + cholate <=> deoxycholate + choloyl-CoA
  • The enzyme, characterized from the gut bacterium Clostridium scindens, catalyzes the last step in bile acid 7-alpha- dehydroxylation, the removal of the CoA moiety from the products.
  • By using a transferase rather than hydrolase, the bacteria conserve the thioester bond energy, saving ATP molecules.
  • The enzyme has a broad substrate specificity and can use multiple acceptors, including allocholate, ursodeoxycholate, and beta- muricholate.
  • Formerly EC
PRIAM enzyme-specific profiles2.8.3.25
KEGG Ligand Database for Enzyme Nomenclature2.8.3.25
IUBMB Enzyme Nomenclature2.8.3.25
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