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Information on EC - maltose O-acetyltransferase

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     2 Transferases
         2.3 Acyltransferases
             2.3.1 Transferring groups other than aminoacyl groups
       maltose O-acetyltransferase
IUBMB Comments
Not identical with EC, galactoside O-acetyltransferase. The acetyl group is added exclusively to the C6 position of glucose and to the C6 position of the non-reducing glucose residue of maltose . Other substrates of this enzyme are glucose, which is a better substrate than maltose , and mannose and frucose, which are poorer substrates than maltose . Isopropyl-beta-thio-galactose, which is a good substrate for EC is a poor substrate for this enzyme .
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The expected taxonomic range for this enzyme is: Bacteria, Archaea
maa gene product, maltose transacetylase, MAT, more
acetyl-CoA + maltose = CoA + 6-O-acetyl-alpha-D-glucopyranosyl-(1->4)-D-glucose
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not identical with EC galactoside O-acetyltransferase
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