This gene encodes a member of the thioesterase superfamily. In humans, the protein co-localizes with microtubules and is essential for sustained cell proliferation. The orthologous mouse protein forms a homotetramer and is associated with mitochondria. The mouse protein functions as a medium- and long-chain acyl-CoA thioesterase. Multiple transcript variants encoding different isoforms have been found for this gene.
ACOT13; acyl-CoA thioesterase 13; THEM2, thioesterase superfamily member 2; acyl-coenzyme A thioesterase 13; HT012; hypothalamus protein HT012; thioesterase superfamily member 2; THEM2; PNAS-27; HT012, THEM2, PNAS-27; si:dkey-218n20.4