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Family Report for: Acyl-CoA_Thioesterase


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Acyl-CoA thioester hydrolase/bile acid-CoA amino acid N-acetyltransferase. Long chain acyl CoA thioesterases hydrolyze long chain acyl-CoAs to the corresponding free fatty acid and CoASH. The major solutes in bile are N-acyl conjugates of cholanoates (C24 bile acids) with glycine or taurine. These bile acid-amino acid conjugates serve as detergents in the gastrointestinal tract. Bile acid-amino acid conjugates are formed in the liver via a 2-step pathway. The first reaction converts a bile acid to an acyl-CoA thioester and is catalyzed by the microsomal enzyme, cholyl-CoA synthetase (EC The second reaction transfers the bile acid moiety from the acyl-CoA thioester to either glycine or taurine, and is catalyzed by bile acid-CoA:amino acid N-acyltransferase (BAAT; EC Some homologies to Dienelactone_hydrolase and AlphaBeta-hydrolases (PF08840 BAAT only C-term PIRSF019303) The mouse ACOT gene cluster comprises six genes with localizations in cytosol (ACOT1), mitochondria (ACOT2), and peroxisomes (ACOT3-6). The corresponding human gene cluster contains only three genes (ACOT1, ACOT2, and ACOT4) coding for full-length thioesterase proteins only ACOT4 is peroxisomal.Family TE2 in ThYme database

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Interpro : IPR006862 (Acyl-CoA thioester hydrolase/bile acid-CoA amino acid N-acetyltransferase), IPR016662 (Structures: Acyl-CoA thioesterase, long chain)
Pdoc :
PFam : PF04775 (Bile_Hydr_Trans Acyl-CoA thioester hydrolase/BAAT N-terminal region), PF08840 (BAAT_C BAAT / Acyl-CoA thioester hydrolase C terminal)
Prints :
Prosite :
EC at KEGG :
Peptide in Fasta
Nucleotide in Fasta
Alignment with Multalin : Text only/graphic display
Seed alignment with MAFFT : No colour/coloured with Mview
Alignment with MAFFT : No colour/coloured with Mview
Dendrogram : Graphical display, obtained with the dnd file produced by Clustalw
HMM profile : HMM profile

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