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nat8l

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Official Full Name
N-acetyltransferase 8-like
Background
This gene encodes a single-pass membrane protein, which contains a conserved sequence of the GCN5 or NAT superfamily of N-acetyltransferases and is a member of the N-acyltransferase (NAT) superfamily. This protein is a neuron-specific protein and is the N-acetylaspartate (NAA) biosynthetic enzyme, catalyzing the NAA synthesis from L-aspartate and acetyl-CoA. NAA is a major storage and transport form of acetyl coenzyme A specific to the nervous system. The gene mutation results in primary NAA deficiency (hypoacetylaspartia).
Synonyms
NAT8L; N-acetyltransferase 8-like (GCN5-related, putative); N acetyltransferase 8 like; N-acetylaspartate synthetase; FLJ37478; Hcml3; CML3; N acetyltransferase 8 like (GCN5 related, putative); NAT8 like; NAA synthetase; camello-like protein 3; NACED; NAT8-LIKE; N-acetyltransferase 8-like; sb:cb562; zgc:162648; N-acetyltransferase 8-like protein