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LRAT

Official Full Name
lecithin retinol acyltransferase (phosphatidylcholine--retinol O-acyltransferase)
Background
The protein encoded by this gene is a microsomal enzyme that catalyzes the esterification of all-trans-retinol into all-trans-retinyl ester, an essential reaction for the retinoid cycle in visual system and vitamin A status in liver. Mutations in this gene have been associated with early-onset severe retinal dystrophy.
Synonyms
LRAT; lecithin retinol acyltransferase (phosphatidylcholine--retinol O-acyltransferase); lecithin retinol acyltransferase; LCA14; MGC33103

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