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acsl4

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Official Full Name
acyl-CoA synthetase long-chain family member 4
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. This isozyme preferentially utilizes arachidonate as substrate. The absence of this enzyme may contribute to the mental retardation or Alport syndrome. Alternative splicing of this gene generates 2 transcript variants.
Synonyms
ACSL4; acyl-CoA synthetase long-chain family member 4; FACL4, fatty acid Coenzyme A ligase, long chain 4 , mental retardation, X linked 63 , mental retardation, X linked 68 , MRX63, MRX68; long-chain-fatty-acid--CoA ligase 4; long chain fatty acid Coen; long chain fatty acid Coenzyme A ligase 4; ACS4; LACS4; lignoceroyl CoA synthase; LACS 4; acyl-CoA synthetase 4; lignoceroyl-CoA synthase; long-chain acyl-CoA synthetase 4; long-chain fatty-acid-Coenzyme A ligase 4; fatty-acid-Coenzyme A ligase, long-chain 4; FACL4; MRX63; MRX68