This gene encodes a mitochondrial enzyme which prefers saturated fatty acids as its substrate for the synthesis of glycerolipids. This metabolic pathways first step is catalyzed by the encoded enzyme. Two forms for this enzyme exist, one in the mitochondria and one in the endoplasmic reticulum. Two alternatively spliced transcript variants have been described for this gene.
GPAM; glycerol-3-phosphate acyltransferase, mitochondrial; glycerol-3-phosphate acyltransferase 1, mitochondrial; glycerol 3 phosphate acyltransferase 1; mitochondrial; GPAT1; KIAA1560; MGC26846; GPAT-1; glycerol 3-phosphate acyltransferase, mitochondrial; GPAT; RP11-426E5.2; GPAT, GPAT1, RP11-426E5.2