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Namebutyryl-CoA to butyrate, acetate CoA-transferase pathway
DescriptionThis pathway describes one of two well-desribed pathways for the conversion of butyryl-CoA to butyrate, a one-step pathway of CoA transfer to acetate. An alternative two-step pathway transfers butyrate from CoA to inorganic phosphate, after which a butyrate kinase transfers the phosphate to ADP. The two pathways can coexist in a species, and the pathway described here appears to be the more significant in bacteria of the human colon.
JCVI RoleFermentation

Step NameStep NumRequiredEvidence (Method)Evidence Go Terms
butyryl-CoA:acetate CoA-transferasebut2aceYESTIGR03948 (HMM): butyryl-CoA:acetate CoA-transferase