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Accepted name: shikimate O-hydroxycinnamoyltransferase
Reaction: 4-coumaroyl-CoA + shikimate = CoA + 4-coumaroylshikimate
Other name(s): shikimate hydroxycinnamoyltransferase
Systematic name: 4-coumaroyl-CoA:shikimate O-(hydroxycinnamoyl)transferase
Comments: Caffeoyl-CoA, feruloyl-CoA and sinapoyl-CoA can also act as donors, but more slowly.
Links to other databases: BRENDA, EXPASY, KEGG, MetaCyc, CAS registry number: 73904-44-6
1.  Strack, D., Keller, H. and Weissenböck, G. Enzymatic-synthesis of hydroxycinnamic acid-esters of sugar acids and hydroaromatic acids by protein preparations from rye (Secale cereale) primary leaves. J. Plant Physiol. 131 (1987) 61–73.
2.  Ulbrich, B. and Zenk, M.H. Partial purification and properties of p-hydroxycinnamoyl-CoA:shikimate-p-hydroxycinnamoyl transferase from higher plants. Phytochemistry 19 (1980) 1625–1629.
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