Acyltransferase that predominantly esterify long chain (wax) alcohols with acyl-CoA-derived fatty acids to produce wax esters. Wax esters are enriched in sebum, suggesting that it plays a central role in lipid metabolism in skin. Has a preference for arachidyl alcohol as well as decyl alcohol, demonstrating its relatively poor activity using saturated long chain alcohols (C16, C18, and C20).
Synonyms: Diacylglycerol O-acyltransferase 2-like protein 3, Long-chain-alcohol O-fatty-acyltransferase 1
Gene name: Awat1