Definition: Catalysis of the acetylation of an amino acid residue of a peptide or protein, according to the reaction: acetyl-CoA + peptide = CoA + N-acetylpeptide.
GO:0008080 - N-acetyltransferase activity
GO:0004596 - peptide alpha-N-acetyltransferase activity (4)
Unification Links: GO:0034212
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