Phosphatidylcholine-retinol O-acyltransferase

In enzymology, a phosphatidylcholine---retinol O-acyltransferase (EC is an enzyme that catalyzes the chemical reaction

phosphatidylcholine + retinol--- 2-acylglycerophosphocholine + retinyl-ester---

Thus, the two substrates of this enzyme are phosphatidylcholine and ]], whereas its two products are 2-acylglycerophosphocholine and ]].

This enzyme belongs to the family of transferases, specifically those acyltransferases transferring groups other than aminoacyl groups. The systematic name of this enzyme class is phosphatidylcholine:retinol--- O-acyltransferase. Other names in common use include lecithin---retinol acyltransferase, phosphatidylcholine:retinol-(cellular-retinol-binding-protein), and O-acyltransferase.