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Accepted name: sphingosine N-acyltransferase
Reaction: acyl-CoA + sphingosine = CoA + a ceramide
Glossary: a ceramide = an N-acylsphingosine
Other name(s): ceramide synthetase; sphingosine acyltransferase
Systematic name: acyl-CoA:sphingosine N-acyltransferase
Comments: Acts on sphingosine or its 2-epimer.
Links to other databases: BRENDA, EXPASY, KEGG, MetaCyc, CAS registry number: 37257-09-3
1.  Sribney, M. Enzymatic synthesis of ceramide. Biochim. Biophys. Acta 125 (1966) 542–547. [PMID: 5973195]
[EC created 1972]

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