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. Diseases associated with GPAT2 include Leber Congenital Amaurosis 1. Among its related pathways are Glycerolipid metabolism and Metabolism. 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.