At5g63380: 4-coumarate--CoA ligase family protein / 4-coumaroyl-CoA synthase family protein

Encodes a peroxisomal protein involved in the activation of fatty acids through esterification with CoA. At5g63380 preferentially activates fatty acids with increased chain length (C9:0 to C8:0) and thus shares characteristics with long-chain fatty acyl-CoA synthases. Also able to catalyze the conversion of OPDA to its CoA ester and is therefore thought to be involved in the peroxisomal ��,-oxidation steps of jasmonic acid biosynthesis.