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Official Full Name
acyl-CoA synthetase short-chain family member 2
Background
This gene encodes a cytosolic enzyme that catalyzes the activation of acetate for use in lipid synthesis and energy generation. The protein acts as a monomer and produces acetyl-CoA from acetate in a reaction that requires ATP. Expression of this gene is regulated by sterol regulatory element-binding proteins, transcription factors that activate genes required for the synthesis of cholesterol and unsaturated fatty acids. Alternative splicing results in multiple transcript variants.
Synonyms
ACSS2; acyl-CoA synthetase short-chain family member 2; ACAS2, acetyl Coenzyme A synthetase 2 (ADP forming); acetyl-coenzyme A synthetase, cytoplasmic; AceCS; ACS; ACSA; dJ1161H23.1; cytoplasmic; ACAS2; Acetate CoA ligase; Acetate thiokinase; Acetate--CoA ligase; Acetyl CoA synthetase; Acetyl Coenzyme A synthetase 2 (ADP forming); Acetyl coenzyme A synthetase cytoplasmic; Acetyl-CoA synthetase; Acetyl-coenzyme A synthetase; ACSA_HUMAN; Acyl activating enzyme; Acyl CoA synthetase short chain family member 2; Acyl-activating enzyme; Cytoplasmic acetyl coenzyme A synthetase; MYH7B; acetate-CoA ligase; cytoplasmic acetyl-coenzyme A synthetase; acetyl-Coenzyme A synthetase 2 (ADP forming); DKFZp762G026; zgc:92200; wu:fa04c03; wu:fj80b06; wu:fj80h04; fa04c03; fj80b06; fj80h04