Aliases for GPAT2 Gene
External Ids for GPAT2 Gene
Previous GeneCards Identifiers for GPAT2 Gene
GeneCards Summary for GPAT2 Gene
GPAT2 (Glycerol-3-Phosphate Acyltransferase 2, Mitochondrial) is a Protein Coding gene. Among its related pathways are Metabolism and Glycerophospholipid biosynthesis. Gene Ontology (GO) annotations related to this gene include transferase activity, transferring acyl groups and glycerol-3-phosphate O-acyltransferase activity. An important paralog of this gene is GPAM.
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot Summary for GPAT2 Gene
Esterifies acyl-group from acyl-ACP to the sn-1 position of glycerol-3-phosphate, an essential step in glycerolipid biosynthesis. Required for primary processing step during piRNA biosynthesis. Molecular mechanisms by which it promotes piRNA biosynthesis are unclear and do not involve its acyltransferase activity.