Aliases for ACACA Gene
External Ids for ACACA Gene
Previous HGNC Symbols for ACACA Gene
Previous GeneCards Identifiers for ACACA Gene
Acetyl-CoA carboxylase (ACC) is a complex multifunctional enzyme system. ACC is a biotin-containing enzyme which catalyzes the carboxylation of acetyl-CoA to malonyl-CoA, the rate-limiting step in fatty acid synthesis. There are two ACC forms, alpha and beta, encoded by two different genes. ACC-alpha is highly enriched in lipogenic tissues. The enzyme is under long term control at the transcriptional and translational levels and under short term regulation by the phosphorylation/dephosphorylation of targeted serine residues and by allosteric transformation by citrate or palmitoyl-CoA. Multiple alternatively spliced transcript variants divergent in the 5' sequence and encoding distinct isoforms have been found for this gene. [provided by RefSeq, Jul 2008]
GeneCards Summary for ACACA Gene
ACACA (Acetyl-CoA Carboxylase Alpha) is a Protein Coding gene. Diseases associated with ACACA include Aplasia Cutis Congenita, Nonsyndromic and Acetyl-Coa Carboxylase Deficiency. Among its related pathways are Glucose / Energy Metabolism and Regulation of cholesterol biosynthesis by SREBP (SREBF). GO annotations related to this gene include ligase activity and D-alanine-D-alanine ligase activity. An important paralog of this gene is ACACB.
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for ACACA Gene
Catalyzes the rate-limiting reaction in the biogenesis of long-chain fatty acids. Carries out three functions: biotin carboxyl carrier protein, biotin carboxylase and carboxyltransferase.