Reaction: octanoyl-CoA + a malonyl-[acyl-carrier protein] = a 3-oxodecanoyl-[acyl-carrier protein] + CoA + CO2
Glossary: [acyl-carrier protein] = [acp]
Systematic name: octanoyl-CoA:malonyl-[acyl-carrier protein] C-heptanoylltransferase (decarboxylating, CoA-forming)
Comments: This enzyme, which has been characterized from the bacterium Pseudomonas aeruginosa PAO1, catalyses the condensation of octanoyl-CoA, obtained from exogenously supplied fatty acids via β-oxidation, with malonyl-[acp], forming 3-oxodecanoyl-[acp], an intermediate of the fatty acid elongation cycle. The enzyme provides a shunt for β-oxidation degradation intermediates into de novo fatty acid biosynthesis.
Links to other databases: BRENDA, EXPASY, KEGG, Metacyc, CAS registry number:
1. Yuan, Y., Leeds, J.A. and Meredith, T.C. Pseudomonas aeruginosa directly shunts β-oxidation degradation intermediates into de novo fatty acid biosynthesis. J. Bacteriol. (2012) . [PMID: 22753057]