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Awat2

Official Full Name
acyl-CoA wax alcohol acyltransferase 2
Background
This gene encodes an enzyme belonging to the diacylglycerol acyltransferase family. This enzyme produces wax esters by the esterification of long chain (or wax) alcohols with acyl-CoA-derived fatty acids. It functions in lipid metabolism in the skin, mostly in undifferentiated peripheral sebocytes. This enzyme may also have acyl-CoA:retinol acyltransferase activities, where it catalyzes the synthesis of diacylglycerols and retinyl esters.
Synonyms
AWAT2; acyl-CoA wax alcohol acyltransferase 2; DGAT2L4, diacylglycerol O acyltransferase 2 like 4; MFAT; multifunctional O acyltransferase; Acyl CoA wax alcohol acyltransferase 2; DC4; Diacylglycerol O acyltransferase 2 like 4; Diacylglycerol O acyltransferase candidate 4; Long chain alcohol O fatty acyltransferase 2; Wax synthase 2; Wax synthase; WS; multifunctional O-acyltransferase; diacylglycerol O-acyltransferase candidate 4; long-chain-alcohol O-fatty-acyltransferase 2; diacylglycerol O-acyltransferase 2-like protein 4; DGAT2L4

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