Aliases for OXSM Gene
External Ids for OXSM Gene
Previous GeneCards Identifiers for OXSM Gene
This gene encodes a beta-ketoacyl synthetase. The encoded enzyme is required for elongation of fatty acid chains in the mitochondria. Alternatively spliced transcript variants have been described.[provided by RefSeq, Feb 2009]
GeneCards Summary for OXSM Gene
OXSM (3-Oxoacyl-ACP Synthase, Mitochondrial) is a Protein Coding gene. Among its related pathways are palmitate biosynthesis and Fatty acid biosynthesis (KEGG). GO annotations related to this gene include transferase activity and 3-oxoacyl-[acyl-carrier-protein] synthase activity. An important paralog of this gene is FASN.
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for OXSM Gene
May play a role in the biosynthesis of lipoic acid as well as longer chain fatty acids required for optimal mitochondrial function.