Protein Name lipase E, hormone sensitive type
Organism Homo sapiens
Gene ID 3991
Gene Symbol

LIPE

UniProt Q05469 (LIPS_HUMAN), A8K8W7 (A8K8W7_HUMAN)
Relationships Total Number of functionally related compound(s) : 283
Total Number of Articles : 342
Description

lipase E, hormone sensitive type

Gene Summary

The protein encoded by this gene has a long and a short form, generated by use of alternative translational start codons. The long form is expressed in steroidogenic tissues such as testis, where it converts cholesteryl esters to free cholesterol for steroid hormone production. The short form is expressed in adipose tissue, among others, where it hydrolyzes stored triglycerides to free fatty acids. [provided by RefSeq, Jul 2008]

synonyms
  • hormone-sensitive lipase
  • lipase, hormone-sensitive
  • monoacylglycerol lipase LIPE
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Properties