This gene encodes a member of the acyl-CoA thioesterase family which catalyse the conversion of activated fatty acids to the corresponding non-esterified fatty acid and coenzyme A. Expression of a mouse homolog in brown adipose tissue is induced by low temperatures and repressed by warm temperatures. Higher levels of expression of the mouse homolog has been found in obesity-resistant mice compared with obesity-prone mice, suggesting a role of acyl-CoA thioesterase 11 in obesity. Alternative splicing results in transcript variants.
ACOT11; acyl-CoA thioesterase 11; THEA, thioesterase, adipose associated; acyl-coenzyme A thioesterase 11; BFIT; BFIT1; KIAA0707; StAR related lipid transfer (START) domain containing 14; STARD14; THEM1; START domain containing 14; acyl-CoA thioester hyd; acyl-CoA thioester hydrolase 11; adipose-associated thioesterase; brown fat-inducible thioesterase; thioesterase, adipose associated; thioesterase superfamily member 1; StAR-related lipid transfer (START) domain containing 14; THEA; DKFZp667O1916; BFIT, THEA, THEM1, STARD14, ACOT11