Aliases for CEPT1 Gene
External Ids for CEPT1 Gene
Previous GeneCards Identifiers for CEPT1 Gene
Cholinephosphotransferase catalyses the final step in the synthesis of phosphatidylcholine by the transfer of phosphocholine from CDP-choline to diacylglycerol. The synthesis of phosphatidylethanolamine by ethanolaminephosphotransferase occurs using an analogous reaction. This gene codes for a choline/ethanolaminephosphotransferase. The protein can synthesize either choline- or ethanolamine- containing phospholipids. Two alternatively spliced transcripts encoding the same isoform have been identified. [provided by RefSeq, Jul 2008]
GeneCards Summary for CEPT1 Gene
CEPT1 (Choline/Ethanolamine Phosphotransferase 1) is a Protein Coding gene. Among its related pathways are Glycerophospholipid biosynthesis and Metabolism. GO annotations related to this gene include phosphotransferase activity, for other substituted phosphate groups and ethanolaminephosphotransferase activity. An important paralog of this gene is EPT1.
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for CEPT1 Gene
Catalyzes both phosphatidylcholine and phosphatidylethanolamine biosynthesis from CDP-choline and CDP-ethanolamine, respectively. Involved in protein-dependent process of phospholipid transport to distribute phosphatidyl choline to the lumenal surface. Has a higher cholinephosphotransferase activity than ethanolaminephosphotransferase activity.