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Accepted name: phenylacetate—CoA ligase
Reaction: ATP + phenylacetate + CoA = AMP + diphosphate + phenylacetyl-CoA
For diagram of aerobic phenylacetate catabolism, click here
Other name(s): phenacyl coenzyme A synthetase; phenylacetyl-CoA ligase; PA-CoA ligase; phenylacetyl-CoA ligase (AMP-forming)
Systematic name: phenylacetate:CoA ligase (AMP-forming)
Comments: Also acts, more slowly, on acetate, propanoate and butanoate, but not on hydroxy derivatives of phenylacetate and related compounds.
Links to other databases: BRENDA, EXPASY, KEGG, MetaCyc, UM-BBD, CAS registry number: 57219-71-3
1.  Martinez-Blanco, H., Reglero, A., Rodriguez-Asparicio, L.B. and Luengo, J.M. Purification and biochemical characterization of phenylacetyl-CoA ligase from Pseudomonas putida. A specific enzyme for the catabolism of phenylacetic acid. J. Biol. Chem. 265 (1990) 7084–7090. [PMID: 2324116]
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