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Evidence that the acyl-O-esters are intermediates in the catalysis The mechanism of rabbit mammary fatty acid synthase

By Alun D. McCarthy and D. Grahame Hardie


AbstractThe sequence acetyl-CoA → acetyl-O-enzyme → acetyl-S-acyl carrier protein has for the first time been demonstrated directly with a multifunctional (mammalian) fatty acid synthase. This was achieved by blocking of the active-site thiols of rabbit mammary fatty acid synthase with iodoacetamide. The modified enzyme was incubated with [14C]acetyl-CoA to form acetyl-O-enzyme, and acetyl-CoA was removed rapidly by centrifuge desalting. We were then able to demonstrate transfer of the acetyl group from [14C]acetyl-O-enzyme to the pantetheine thiol in a fragment of rabbit mammary fatty acid synthase containing the phosphopantetheine group, and to E. coli acyl carrier protein

Publisher: Published by Elsevier B.V.
Year: 1982
DOI identifier: 10.1016/0014-5793(82)81330-6
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