Aliases for AOAH Gene
External Ids for AOAH Gene
Previous GeneCards Identifiers for AOAH Gene
This locus encodes both the light and heavy subunits of acyloxyacyl hydrolase. The encoded enzyme catalyzes the hydrolysis of acyloxylacyl-linked fatty acyl chains from bacterial lipopolysaccharides, effectively detoxifying these molecules. The encoded protein may play a role in modulating host inflammatory response to gram-negative bacteria. Alternatively spliced transcript variants have been described.[provided by RefSeq, Apr 2010]
GeneCards Summary for AOAH Gene
AOAH (Acyloxyacyl Hydrolase) is a Protein Coding gene. Gene Ontology (GO) annotations related to this gene include hydrolase activity, acting on ester bonds and acyloxyacyl hydrolase activity.
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for AOAH Gene
Removes the secondary (acyloxyacyl-linked) fatty acyl chains from the lipid A region of bacterial lipopolysaccharides (PubMed:1883828, PubMed:8089145). By breaking down LPS, terminates the host response to bacterial infection and prevents prolonged and damaging inflammatory responses (By similarity). In peritoneal macrophages, seems to be important for recovery from a state of immune tolerance following infection by Gram-negative bacteria (By similarity).