Important for maintaining normal body temperature during fasting and for energy homeostasis. Essential for energy expenditure under ketogenic conditions (By similarity). Converts acetate to acetyl-CoA so that it can be used for oxidation through the tricarboxylic cycle to produce ATP and CO(2).
Synonyms: Acetate--CoA ligase 2, Acetyl-CoA synthetase 2, AceCS2, Acyl-CoA synthetase short-chain family member 1
Gene name: Acss1