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Official Full Name
Homo sapiens bile acid CoA: amino acid N-acyltransferase (glycine N-choloyltransferase) DNA.
The protein encoded by this gene is a liver enzyme that catalyzes the transfer of C24 bile acids from the acyl-CoA thioester to either glycine or taurine, the second step in the formation of bile acid-amino acid conjugates. The bile acid conjugates then act as a detergent in the gastrointestinal tract, which enhances lipid and fat-soluble vitamin absorption. Defects in this gene are a cause of familial hypercholanemia (FHCA). Two transcript variants encoding the same protein have been found for this gene.
BAAT; bile acid CoA: amino acid N-acyltransferase (glycine N-choloyltransferase); bile acid Coenzyme A: amino acid N acyltransferase (glycine N choloyltransferase); bile acid-CoA:amino acid N-acyltransferase; BAT; FLJ20300; BACAT; Bile acid CoA:amino acid N acyltransferase; Bile acid Coenzyme A amino acid N acyltransferase glycine N choloyltransferase; Bile acid Coenzyme A: amino acid N acyltransferase; Glycine N choloyltransferase; Long chain fatty acyl CoA hydrolase; MGC104432; OTTHUMP00000021802; long-chain fatty-acyl-CoA hydrolase; bile acid Coenzyme A: amino acid N-acyltransferase (glycine N-choloyltransferase); BACAT, BAT, FLJ20300, MGC104432, BAAT

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