Protein Name fatty acid desaturase 2
Organism Mus musculus
Gene ID 56473
Gene Symbol


UniProt Q9Z0R9 (FADS2_MOUSE)
Relationships Total Number of functionally related compound(s) : 78
Total Number of Articles : 66

fatty acid desaturase 2

Gene Summary

Enables stearoyl-CoA 9-desaturase activity. Predicted to be involved in lipid metabolic process. Predicted to act upstream of or within fatty acid biosynthetic process. Predicted to be located in membrane. Is expressed in several structures, including adrenal gland; genitourinary system; nervous system; and retina. Orthologous to human FADS2 (fatty acid desaturase 2). [provided by Alliance of Genome Resources, Apr 2022]

  • acyl-CoA 6-desaturase
  • D6D
  • delta(6) desaturase
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