Aliases for CERS5 Gene
External Ids for CERS5 Gene
Previous HGNC Symbols for CERS5 Gene
Previous GeneCards Identifiers for CERS5 Gene
This gene encodes a protein that belongs to the TLC (TRAM, LAG1 and CLN8 homology domains) family of proteins. The encoded protein functions in the synthesis of ceramide, a lipid molecule that is involved in a several cellular signaling pathways. Alternate splicing results in multiple transcript variants. [provided by RefSeq, Aug 2013]
GeneCards Summary for CERS5 Gene
CERS5 (Ceramide Synthase 5) is a Protein Coding gene. Diseases associated with CERS5 include Plummer's Disease and Hereditary Sensory And Autonomic Neuropathy Type 1. Among its related pathways are Sphingolipid metabolism and Metabolism. Gene Ontology (GO) annotations related to this gene include sphingosine N-acyltransferase activity. An important paralog of this gene is CERS6.
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot Summary for CERS5 Gene
Ceramide synthase that catalyzes formation of ceramide from sphinganine and acyl-CoA substrates, with high selectivity toward palmitoyl-CoA (hexadecanoyl-CoA; C16:0-CoA) as acyl donor (PubMed:16951403, PubMed:18541923, PubMed:22144673, PubMed:22661289, PubMed:23530041, PubMed:26887952, PubMed:29632068). Can use other acyl donors, but with less efficiency (By similarity).