Aliases for PLA2G2A Gene
External Ids for PLA2G2A Gene
Previous HGNC Symbols for PLA2G2A Gene
Previous GeneCards Identifiers for PLA2G2A Gene
The protein encoded by this gene is a member of the phospholipase A2 family (PLA2). PLA2s constitute a diverse family of enzymes with respect to sequence, function, localization, and divalent cation requirements. This gene product belongs to group II, which contains secreted form of PLA2, an extracellular enzyme that has a low molecular mass and requires calcium ions for catalysis. It catalyzes the hydrolysis of the sn-2 fatty acid acyl ester bond of phosphoglycerides, releasing free fatty acids and lysophospholipids, and thought to participate in the regulation of the phospholipid metabolism in biomembranes. Several alternatively spliced transcript variants with different 5' UTRs have been found for this gene.[provided by RefSeq, Sep 2009]
GeneCards Summary for PLA2G2A Gene
PLA2G2A (Phospholipase A2 Group IIA) is a Protein Coding gene. Diseases associated with PLA2G2A include colorectal cancer and pancreatitis. Among its related pathways are Metabolism and Fat digestion and absorption. GO annotations related to this gene include calcium ion binding and phospholipase A2 activity. An important paralog of this gene is PLA2G2C.
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for PLA2G2A Gene
Thought to participate in the regulation of the phospholipid metabolism in biomembranes including eicosanoid biosynthesis. Catalyzes the calcium-dependent hydrolysis of the 2-acyl groups in 3-sn-phosphoglycerides.
Phospholipases are a group of enzymes that hydrolyze phospholipids into fatty acids and other lipophilic molecules. There are four major classes; phospholipase A, phospholipase B, phosphoinositide-specific phospholipase C and phospholipase D.