Aliases for ELOVL7 Gene
External Ids for ELOVL7 Gene
Previous GeneCards Identifiers for ELOVL7 Gene
GeneCards Summary for ELOVL7 Gene
ELOVL7 (ELOVL Fatty Acid Elongase 7) is a Protein Coding gene. Among its related pathways are Fatty Acyl-CoA Biosynthesis and Metabolism. GO annotations related to this gene include transferase activity. An important paralog of this gene is MIR6734.
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for ELOVL7 Gene
Catalyzes the first and rate-limiting reaction of the four that constitute the long-chain fatty acids elongation cycle. This endoplasmic reticulum-bound enzymatic process, allows the addition of 2 carbons to the chain of long- and very long-chain fatty acids/VLCFAs per cycle. Condensing enzyme with higher activity toward C18 acyl-CoAs, especially C18:3(n-3) acyl-CoAs and C18:3(n-6)-CoAs. Also active toward C20:4-, C18:0-, C18:1-, C18:2- and C16:0-CoAs, and weakly toward C20:0-CoA. Little or no activity toward C22:0-, C24:0-, or C26:0-CoAs. May participate to the production of saturated and polyunsaturated VLCFAs of different chain lengths that are involved in multiple biological processes as precursors of membrane lipids and lipid mediators.