EC 2.3.1.73     
Accepted name: diacylglycerol—sterol O-acyltransferase
Reaction: a 1,2-diacyl-sn-glycerol + sterol = a 1-acyl-sn-glycerol + sterol ester
Other name(s): 1,2-diacyl-sn-glycerol:sterol acyl transferase
Systematic name: 1,2-diacyl-sn-glycerol:sterol O-acyltransferase
Comments: Cholesterol, sitosterol, campesterol and diacylglycerol can act as acceptors. Transfers a number of long-chain fatty acyl groups.
References:
1.  Bartlett, K., Keat, M.J. and Mercer, E.I. Biosynthesis of sterol esters in Phycomyces blakesleeanus. Phytochemistry 13 (1974) 1107–1113.
2.  Garcia, R.E. and Mudd, J.B. Metabolism of monoacylglycerol and diacylglycerol by enzyme preparations from spinach leaves. Arch. Biochem. Biophys. 191 (1978) 487–493. [PMID: 742884]
3.  Garcia, R.E. and Mudd, J.B. 1,2-Diacyl-sn-glycerol:sterol acyl transferase from spinach leaves (Spinacia oleracea L.). Methods Enzymol. 71 (1981) 768–772.
[EC 2.3.1.73 created 1984]
 
 


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