Aliases for PPT1 Gene
External Ids for PPT1 Gene
Previous HGNC Symbols for PPT1 Gene
Previous GeneCards Identifiers for PPT1 Gene
The protein encoded by this gene is a small glycoprotein involved in the catabolism of lipid-modified proteins during lysosomal degradation. The encoded enzyme removes thioester-linked fatty acyl groups such as palmitate from cysteine residues. Defects in this gene are a cause of infantile neuronal ceroid lipofuscinosis 1 (CLN1, or INCL) and neuronal ceroid lipofuscinosis 4 (CLN4). Two transcript variants encoding different isoforms have been found for this gene.[provided by RefSeq, Dec 2008]
GeneCards Summary for PPT1 Gene
PPT1 (Palmitoyl-Protein Thioesterase 1) is a Protein Coding gene. Diseases associated with PPT1 include Ceroid Lipofuscinosis, Neuronal, 1 and Neuronal Ceroid Lipofuscinosis. Among its related pathways are Fatty Acyl-CoA Biosynthesis and Metabolism. Gene Ontology (GO) annotations related to this gene include palmitoyl-CoA hydrolase activity and palmitoyl hydrolase activity. An important paralog of this gene is PPT2.
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot Summary for PPT1 Gene
Removes thioester-linked fatty acyl groups such as palmitate from modified cysteine residues in proteins or peptides during lysosomal degradation. Prefers acyl chain lengths of 14 to 18 carbons (PubMed:8816748).