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Aliases for PLA2G15 Gene

Aliases for PLA2G15 Gene

  • Phospholipase A2, Group XV 2 3
  • LYPLA3 3 4 6
  • LPLA2 3 4 6
  • LLPL 3 4 6
  • ACS 3 4 6
  • Lysophospholipase 3 (Lysosomal Phospholipase A2) 2 3
  • LCAT-Like Lysophospholipase 3 4
  • Lysosomal Phospholipase A2 3 4
  • 1-O-Acylceramide Synthase 3 4
  • Group XV Phospholipase A2 3
  • Lysophospholipase 3 4
  • EC 63
  • EC 2.3.1.- 4
  • GXVPLA2 3

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Previous HGNC Symbols for PLA2G15 Gene

  • LYPLA3

Previous GeneCards Identifiers for PLA2G15 Gene

  • GC16P066837
  • GC16P054152

Summaries for PLA2G15 Gene

Entrez Gene Summary for PLA2G15 Gene

  • Lysophospholipases are enzymes that act on biological membranes to regulate the multifunctional lysophospholipids. The protein encoded by this gene hydrolyzes lysophosphatidylcholine to glycerophosphorylcholine and a free fatty acid. This enzyme is present in the plasma and thought to be associated with high-density lipoprotein. A later paper contradicts the function of this gene. It demonstrates that this gene encodes a lysosomal enzyme instead of a lysophospholipase and has both calcium-independent phospholipase A2 and transacylase activities. [provided by RefSeq, Jul 2008]

GeneCards Summary for PLA2G15 Gene

PLA2G15 (Phospholipase A2, Group XV) is a Protein Coding gene. Among its related pathways are Lysosome and Glycerophospholipid biosynthesis. GO annotations related to this gene include phospholipid binding and calcium-independent phospholipase A2 activity. An important paralog of this gene is LCAT.

UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for PLA2G15 Gene

  • Has transacylase and calcium-independent phospholipase A2 activity. Catalyzes the formation of 1-O-acyl-N-acetylsphingosine and the concomitant release of a lyso-phospholipid (By similarity). May have weak lysophospholipase activity.

Gene Wiki entry for PLA2G15 Gene

No data available for Tocris Summary , PharmGKB "VIP" Summary , fRNAdb sequence ontologies and piRNA Summary for PLA2G15 Gene

Genomics for PLA2G15 Gene

Regulatory Elements for PLA2G15 Gene

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Genomic Location for PLA2G15 Gene

68,245,304 bp from pter
68,261,062 bp from pter
15,759 bases
Plus strand

Genomic View for PLA2G15 Gene

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Genomic Location for PLA2G15 Gene
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RefSeq DNA sequence for PLA2G15 Gene

Proteins for PLA2G15 Gene

  • Protein details for PLA2G15 Gene (UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot)

    Protein Symbol:
    Recommended name:
    Group XV phospholipase A2
    Protein Accession:
    Secondary Accessions:
    • B3KMF3
    • B4DUD1
    • Q53GZ1
    • Q9NPQ6
    • Q9UG04
    • Q9Y2B3

    Protein attributes for PLA2G15 Gene

    412 amino acids
    Molecular mass:
    46658 Da
    Quaternary structure:
    No Data Available
    • Sequence=CAB53675.1; Type=Erroneous initiation; Evidence={ECO:0000305};

    Three dimensional structures from OCA and Proteopedia for PLA2G15 Gene

    Alternative splice isoforms for PLA2G15 Gene


neXtProt entry for PLA2G15 Gene

Proteomics data for PLA2G15 Gene at MOPED

Selected DME Specific Peptides for PLA2G15 Gene

Post-translational modifications for PLA2G15 Gene

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Domains for PLA2G15 Gene

Protein Domains for PLA2G15 Gene

Graphical View of Domain Structure for InterPro Entry



  • Q8NCC3
  • Belongs to the AB hydrolase superfamily. Lipase family.
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Function for PLA2G15 Gene

Molecular function for PLA2G15 Gene

UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot Function: Has transacylase and calcium-independent phospholipase A2 activity. Catalyzes the formation of 1-O-acyl-N-acetylsphingosine and the concomitant release of a lyso-phospholipid (By similarity). May have weak lysophospholipase activity.

Enzyme Numbers (IUBMB) for PLA2G15 Gene

Gene Ontology (GO) - Molecular Function for PLA2G15 Gene

GO ID Qualified GO term Evidence PubMed IDs
GO:0004622 lysophospholipase activity TAS 10092508
GO:0005543 phospholipid binding TAS 10092508
GO:0008374 O-acyltransferase activity ISS --
GO:0047499 calcium-independent phospholipase A2 activity ISS --
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Animal Models for PLA2G15 Gene

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Localization for PLA2G15 Gene

Subcellular locations from UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for PLA2G15 Gene

Lysosome. Secreted.

Subcellular locations from

Jensen Localization Image for PLA2G15 Gene COMPARTMENTS Subcellular localization image for PLA2G15 gene
Compartment Confidence
extracellular 5
lysosome 4
vacuole 4
endoplasmic reticulum 2
mitochondrion 2
golgi apparatus 1
plasma membrane 1

Gene Ontology (GO) - Cellular Components for PLA2G15 Gene

GO ID Qualified GO term Evidence PubMed IDs
GO:0005739 mitochondrion IEA --
GO:0005764 lysosome NAS 11790796
GO:0070062 extracellular exosome IDA 23376485
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Pathways for PLA2G15 Gene

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Pathways by source for PLA2G15 Gene

2 KEGG pathways for PLA2G15 Gene

Interacting Proteins for PLA2G15 Gene

Gene Ontology (GO) - Biological Process for PLA2G15 Gene

GO ID Qualified GO term Evidence PubMed IDs
GO:0006629 lipid metabolic process --
GO:0006672 ceramide metabolic process IEA --
GO:0009062 fatty acid catabolic process TAS 10092508
GO:0046470 phosphatidylcholine metabolic process IEA --
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Compounds for PLA2G15 Gene

(990) HMDB Compounds for PLA2G15 Gene

Compound Synonyms Cas Number PubMed IDs
  • Ca
  • 2-[[(2,3-dihydroxypropoxy)hydroxyphosphinyl]oxy]-N,N,N-trimethyl-Ethanaminium inner salt
  • 2-aminoethyl ester 1-Glycerophosphoric acid
  • LysoPC(14:0)
Not Available
  • LysoPC(14:1)
Not Available

(5) Novoseek inferred chemical compound relationships for PLA2G15 Gene

Compound -log(P) Hits PubMed IDs
phosphatidylethanolamine 58.5 1
ceramide 47.7 1
phosphatidylcholine 46.8 1
fatty acid 30.9 2
lipid 10.4 1
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Transcripts for PLA2G15 Gene

Unigene Clusters for PLA2G15 Gene

Phospholipase A2, group XV:
Representative Sequences:

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Alternative Splicing Database (ASD) splice patterns (SP) for PLA2G15 Gene

ExUns: 1a · 1b · 1c · 1d ^ 2a · 2b ^ 3a · 3b ^ 4 ^ 5 ^ 6a · 6b · 6c · 6d ^ 7 ^ 8a · 8b ^ 9a · 9b ^ 10 ^ 11
SP1: - - - - - - -
SP2: - - - - - - - -
SP3: - - - - -
SP4: - - - - - -
SP5: - - - - - - - -
SP6: - - - - -
SP7: - - - - -
SP9: -
SP10: - -

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Expression for PLA2G15 Gene

mRNA expression in normal human tissues for PLA2G15 Gene

mRNA expression in embryonic tissues and stem cells from LifeMap Discovery

mRNA differential expression in normal tissues according to GTEx for PLA2G15 Gene

This gene is overexpressed in Muscle - Skeletal (4.8).

Integrated Proteomics: protein expression from ProteomicsDB, PaxDb, MOPED, and MaxQB for PLA2G15 Gene

SOURCE GeneReport for Unigene cluster for PLA2G15 Gene Hs.632199

mRNA Expression by UniProt/SwissProt for PLA2G15 Gene

Tissue specificity: Highly expressed in heart, placenta, skeletal muscle, kidney and pancreas. Detected at lower levels in spleen, thymus, prostate, testis, ovary, small intestine, colon and peripheral blood leukocytes.
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Orthologs for PLA2G15 Gene

This gene was present in the common ancestor of eukaryotes.

Orthologs for PLA2G15 Gene

Organism Taxonomy Gene Similarity Type Details
(Pan troglodytes)
Mammalia PLA2G15 35
  • 99.68 (n)
  • 99.51 (a)
PLA2G15 36
  • 100 (a)
(Bos Taurus)
Mammalia PLA2G15 35
  • 85.63 (n)
  • 83.12 (a)
PLA2G15 36
  • 82 (a)
(Canis familiaris)
Mammalia PLA2G15 35
  • 89.83 (n)
  • 93.37 (a)
PLA2G15 36
  • 91 (a)
(Mus musculus)
Mammalia Pla2g15 35
  • 86.84 (n)
  • 91.58 (a)
Pla2g15 16
Pla2g15 36
  • 88 (a)
(Monodelphis domestica)
Mammalia PLA2G15 36
  • 76 (a)
(Ornithorhynchus anatinus)
Mammalia PLA2G15 36
  • 65 (a)
(Rattus norvegicus)
Mammalia Pla2g15 35
  • 87.65 (n)
  • 91.53 (a)
(Gallus gallus)
Aves PLA2G15 35
  • 72.15 (n)
  • 77.98 (a)
PLA2G15 36
  • 72 (a)
(Anolis carolinensis)
Reptilia PLA2G15 36
  • 65 (a)
tropical clawed frog
(Silurana tropicalis)
Amphibia pla2g15 35
  • 68.89 (n)
  • 73.26 (a)
rainbow trout
(Oncorhynchus mykiss)
Actinopterygii Omy.9525 35
(Danio rerio)
Actinopterygii pla2g15 35
  • 66.93 (n)
  • 69.33 (a)
pla2g15 36
  • 57 (a)
wufa11g04 35
African malaria mosquito
(Anopheles gambiae)
Insecta AgaP_AGAP008990 35
  • 49.77 (n)
  • 42.01 (a)
fruit fly
(Drosophila melanogaster)
Insecta CG18858 36
  • 36 (a)
CG31683 35
  • 50.13 (n)
  • 38.52 (a)
CG31683 36
  • 36 (a)
(Caenorhabditis elegans)
Secernentea M05B5.4 35
  • 47.85 (n)
  • 46.24 (a)
M05B5.4 36
  • 42 (a)
thale cress
(Arabidopsis thaliana)
eudicotyledons AT1G27480 35
  • 46.08 (n)
  • 38.78 (a)
(Oryza sativa)
Liliopsida Os03g0730000 35
  • 48.25 (n)
  • 35.31 (a)
sea squirt
(Ciona savignyi)
Ascidiacea CSA.9541 36
  • 37 (a)
Species with no ortholog for PLA2G15:
  • A. gosspyii yeast (Ashbya gossypii)
  • Actinobacteria (Mycobacterium tuberculosis)
  • African clawed frog (Xenopus laevis)
  • Alicante grape (Vitis vinifera)
  • alpha proteobacteria (Wolbachia pipientis)
  • amoeba (Dictyostelium discoideum)
  • Archea (Pyrococcus horikoshii)
  • baker's yeast (Saccharomyces cerevisiae)
  • barley (Hordeum vulgare)
  • beta proteobacteria (Neisseria meningitidis)
  • bread mold (Neurospora crassa)
  • Chromalveolata (Phytophthora infestans)
  • common water flea (Daphnia pulex)
  • corn (Zea mays)
  • E. coli (Escherichia coli)
  • filamentous fungi (Aspergillus nidulans)
  • Firmicute bacteria (Streptococcus pneumoniae)
  • fission yeast (Schizosaccharomyces pombe)
  • green algae (Chlamydomonas reinhardtii)
  • honey bee (Apis mellifera)
  • K. lactis yeast (Kluyveromyces lactis)
  • loblloly pine (Pinus taeda)
  • malaria parasite (Plasmodium falciparum)
  • medicago trunc (Medicago Truncatula)
  • moss (Physcomitrella patens)
  • orangutan (Pongo pygmaeus)
  • pig (Sus scrofa)
  • rice blast fungus (Magnaporthe grisea)
  • schistosome parasite (Schistosoma mansoni)
  • sea anemone (Nematostella vectensis)
  • sea urchin (Strongylocentrotus purpuratus)
  • sorghum (Sorghum bicolor)
  • soybean (Glycine max)
  • stem rust fungus (Puccinia graminis)
  • sugarcane (Saccharum officinarum)
  • tomato (Lycopersicon esculentum)
  • toxoplasmosis (Toxoplasma gondii)
  • Trichoplax (Trichoplax adhaerens)
  • wheat (Triticum aestivum)

Evolution for PLA2G15 Gene

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Paralogs for PLA2G15 Gene

Paralogs for PLA2G15 Gene

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Variants for PLA2G15 Gene

Sequence variations from dbSNP and Humsavar for PLA2G15 Gene

SNP ID Clin Chr 16 pos Sequence Context AA Info Type MAF
rs7672 -- 68,260,897(+) CTTCA(C/G)GCTGG utr-variant-3-prime
rs1971546 -- 68,246,990(-) TGGCT(A/G)TGTGC intron-variant
rs1975802 -- 68,251,944(-) CAAAA(C/T)GGGCA intron-variant
rs2290699 -- 68,255,156(-) CCCAC(A/G)CTGAT intron-variant
rs2290700 -- 68,255,080(-) CAGAA(A/C)CCCCA intron-variant

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No data available for Polymorphic Variants from UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot and Structural Variations from Database of Genomic Variants (DGV) for PLA2G15 Gene

Disorders for PLA2G15 Gene

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Publications for PLA2G15 Gene

  1. Cloning and expression of a novel lysophospholipase which structurally resembles lecithin cholesterol acyltransferase. (PMID: 10092508) Taniyama Y. … Fujino M. (Biochem. Biophys. Res. Commun. 1999) 2 3 4 23
  2. Cloning and characterization of a lysosomal phospholipase A2, 1-O- acylceramide synthase. (PMID: 11790796) Hiraoka M. … Shayman J.A. (J. Biol. Chem. 2002) 3 4 23
  3. Induction of lysosomal phospholipase A2 through the retinoid X receptor in THP-1 cells. (PMID: 14754907) Abe A. … Shayman J.A. (J. Lipid Res. 2004) 3 23
  4. The secreted protein discovery initiative (SPDI), a large-scale effort to identify novel human secreted and transmembrane proteins: a bioinformatics assessment. (PMID: 12975309) Clark H.F. … Gray A.M. (Genome Res. 2003) 3 4
  5. Complete sequencing and characterization of 21,243 full-length human cDNAs. (PMID: 14702039) Ota T. … Sugano S. (Nat. Genet. 2004) 3 4

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