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Accepted name: retinol O-fatty-acyltransferase
Reaction: acyl-CoA + retinol = CoA + retinyl ester
For diagram of biosynthesis of retinal and derivatives, click here
Other name(s): retinol acyltransferase; retinol fatty-acyltransferase
Systematic name: acyl-CoA:retinol O-acyltransferase
Comments: Acts on palmitoyl-CoA and other long-chain fatty-acyl derivatives of CoA.
Links to other databases: BRENDA, EXPASY, KEGG, MetaCyc, PDB, CAS registry number: 81295-48-9
1.  Helgerud, P., Petersen, L.B. and Norum, K.R. Retinol esterification by microsomes from the mucosa of human small intestine. Evidence for acyl-Coenzyme A retinol acyltransferase activity. J. Clin. Invest. 71 (1983) 747–753. [DOI] [PMID: 6826734]
2.  Ross, A.C. Retinol esterification by rat liver microsomes. Evidence for a fatty acyl coenzyme A: retinol acyltransferase. J. Biol. Chem. 257 (1982) 2453–2459. [PMID: 7061433]
[EC created 1984]

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