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Acyl-CoA wax alcohol acyltransferase 1

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Protein Overview: Acyl-CoA wax alcohol acyltransferase 1

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

Database References

UniProtID GeneID
Mus musculus A2ADU9 245533
Homo sapiens Q58HT5 158833

Protein Overview data has been sourced from Uniprot Consortium's databases under a Creative Commons Attribution-Commercial license. © 2017