Aliases for PLB1 Gene
External Ids for PLB1 Gene
Previous GeneCards Identifiers for PLB1 Gene
This gene encodes a membrane-associated phospholipase that displays lysophospholipase and phospholipase A2 activities through removal of sn-1 and sn-2 fatty acids of glycerophospholipids. In addition, it displays lipase and retinyl ester hydrolase activities. The encoded protein is highly conserved and is composed of a large, glycosylated extracellular domain composed of four tandem homologous domains, followed by a hydrophobic segment that anchors the enzyme to the membrane and a short C-terminal cytoplasmic tail. This gene has been identified as a candidate rheumatoid arthritis risk gene. [provided by RefSeq, Jul 2016]
GeneCards Summary for PLB1 Gene
PLB1 (Phospholipase B1) is a Protein Coding gene. Diseases associated with PLB1 include Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis 3 and Cryptococcosis. Among its related pathways are Metabolism of fat-soluble vitamins and Vitamin digestion and absorption. GO annotations related to this gene include hydrolase activity, acting on ester bonds and lysophospholipase activity.
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for PLB1 Gene
Membrane-associated phospholipase. Exhibits a calcium-independent broad substrate specificity including phospholipase A2/lysophospholipase activity. Preferential hydrolysis at the sn-2 position of diacylphospholipids and diacyglycerol, whereas it shows no positional specificity toward triacylglycerol. Exhibits also esterase activity toward p-nitrophenyl. May act on the brush border membrane to facilitate the absorption of digested lipids (By similarity).