Protein Name acyl-CoA synthetase long chain family member 5
Organism Homo sapiens
Gene ID 51703
Gene Symbol


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acyl-CoA synthetase long chain family member 5

Gene Summary

The protein encoded by this gene is an isozyme of the long-chain fatty-acid-coenzyme A ligase family. Although differing in substrate specificity, subcellular localization, and tissue distribution, all isozymes of this family convert free long-chain fatty acids into fatty acyl-CoA esters, and thereby play a key role in lipid biosynthesis and fatty acid degradation. This isozyme is highly expressed in uterus and spleen, and in trace amounts in normal brain, but has markedly increased levels in malignant gliomas. This gene functions in mediating fatty acid-induced glioma cell growth. Three transcript variants encoding two different isoforms have been found for this gene. [provided by RefSeq, Jul 2008]

  • long-chain-fatty-acid--CoA ligase 5
  • FACL5 for fatty acid coenzyme A ligase 5
  • LACS 5
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