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acsl1

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Official Full Name
acyl-CoA synthetase long-chain family member 1
Background
The protein encoded by this gene is an isozyme of the long-chain fatty-acid-coenzyme A ligase family. Although differing in substrate specificity, subcellular localization, and tissue distribution, all isozymes of this family convert free long-chain fatty acids into fatty acyl-CoA esters, and thereby play a key role in lipid biosynthesis and fatty acid degradation. Several transcript variants encoding different isoforms have been found for this gene. [provided by RefSeq, Nov 2013]
Synonyms
ACSL1; acyl-CoA synthetase long-chain family member 1; ACS1; LACS; FACL1; FACL2; LACS1; LACS2; long-chain-fatty-acid--CoA ligase 1; LACS 1; LACS 2; acyl-CoA synthetase 1; palmitoyl-CoA ligase 1; palmitoyl-CoA ligase 2; paltimoyl-CoA ligase 1; lignoceroyl-CoA synthase; long-chain acyl-CoA synthetase 1; long-chain acyl-CoA synthetase 2; long-chain fatty acid-CoA ligase 2; long-chain fatty-acid-coenzyme A ligase 1; fatty-acid-Coenzyme A ligase, long-chain 1; fatty-acid-Coenzyme A ligase, long-chain 2; FACL2, fatty acid Coenzyme A ligase, long chain 2; lignoceroyl CoA synthase; long chain fatty acid coenzyme A ligase 1