Aliases for ACOT7 Gene
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Previous GeneCards Identifiers for ACOT7 Gene
This gene encodes a member of the acyl coenzyme family. The encoded protein hydrolyzes the CoA thioester of palmitoyl-CoA and other long-chain fatty acids. Decreased expression of this gene may be associated with mesial temporal lobe epilepsy. Alternatively spliced transcript variants encoding distinct isoforms with different subcellular locations have been characterized. [provided by RefSeq, Jul 2008]
GeneCards Summary for ACOT7 Gene
ACOT7 (Acyl-CoA Thioesterase 7) is a Protein Coding gene. Diseases associated with ACOT7 include Meckel's Diverticulum and Temporal Lobe Epilepsy. Among its related pathways are Fatty acid elongation and Fatty Acyl-CoA Biosynthesis. GO annotations related to this gene include protein homodimerization activity and fatty-acyl-CoA binding. An important paralog of this gene is ACOT12.
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for ACOT7 Gene
Acyl-CoA thioesterases are a group of enzymes that catalyze the hydrolysis of acyl-CoAs to the free fatty acid and coenzyme A (CoASH), providing the potential to regulate intracellular levels of acyl-CoAs, free fatty acids and CoASH. May play an important physiological function in brain. May play a regulatory role by modulating the cellular levels of fatty acyl-CoA ligands for certain transcription factors as well as the substrates for fatty acid metabolizing enzymes, contributing to lipid homeostasis. Has broad specificity, active towards fatty acyl-CoAs with chain-lengths of C8-C18. Has a maximal activity toward palmitoyl-CoA.