Aliases for FDFT1 Gene
External Ids for FDFT1 Gene
Previous GeneCards Identifiers for FDFT1 Gene
This gene encodes a membrane-associated enzyme located at a branch point in the mevalonate pathway. The encoded protein is the first specific enzyme in cholesterol biosynthesis, catalyzing the dimerization of two molecules of farnesyl diphosphate in a two-step reaction to form squalene. [provided by RefSeq, Jul 2008]
GeneCards Summary for FDFT1 Gene
FDFT1 (Farnesyl-Diphosphate Farnesyltransferase 1) is a Protein Coding gene. Diseases associated with FDFT1 include Smith-Lemli-Opitz Syndrome and Phencyclidine Abuse. Among its related pathways are Statin Pathway and Regulation of lipid metabolism by Peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor alpha (PPARalpha). GO annotations related to this gene include oxidoreductase activity and farnesyl-diphosphate farnesyltransferase activity.