Aliases for CERS2 Gene
External Ids for CERS2 Gene
Previous HGNC Symbols for CERS2 Gene
This gene encodes a protein that has sequence similarity to yeast longevity assurance gene 1. Mutation or overexpression of the related gene in yeast has been shown to alter yeast lifespan. The human protein may play a role in the regulation of cell growth. Alternatively spliced transcript variants encoding the same protein have been described. [provided by RefSeq, Jul 2008]
GeneCards Summary for CERS2 Gene
CERS2 (Ceramide Synthase 2) is a Protein Coding gene. Among its related pathways are Sphingolipid metabolism and Sphingolipid metabolism. GO annotations related to this gene include sequence-specific DNA binding transcription factor activity and sphingosine N-acyltransferase activity. An important paralog of this gene is CERS5.
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for CERS2 Gene
Suppresses the growth of cancer cells. May be involved in sphingolipid synthesis