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Official Full Name
acyl-CoA wax alcohol acyltransferase 1
Background
The protein encoded by this gene belongs to the diacylglycerol acyltransferase family. It esterifies long chain (wax) alcohols with acyl-CoA-derived fatty acids to produce wax esters. Wax esters are enriched in sebum, suggesting that this enzyme plays a central role in lipid metabolism in skin. Consistent with this observation, this protein is predominantly expressed in the sebaceous gland of the skin.
Synonyms
AWAT1; acyl-CoA wax alcohol acyltransferase 1; DGAT2L3, diacylglycerol O acyltransferase 2 like 3; AWAT1_HUMAN; DGA; DGA2; Diacyl glycerol acyltransferase 2; Diacylglycerol acyltransferase 2; Diacylglycerol O acyltransferase 2 like 3; Diacylglycerol O-acyltransferase 2-like protein 3; Long-chain-alcohol O-fatty-acyltransferase 1; diacyl-glycerol acyltransferase 2; diacylglycerol O-acyltransferase 2-like 3; DGAT2L3