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FADS2 protein (human) - STRING interaction network
"FADS2" - Fatty acid desaturase 2 in Homo sapiens
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FADS2Fatty acid desaturase 2; Component of a lipid metabolic pathway that catalyzes biosynthesis of highly unsaturated fatty acids (HUFA) from precursor essential polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFA) linoleic acid (LA) (18-2n-6) and alpha-linolenic acid (ALA) (18-3n-3). Catalyzes the first and rate limiting step in this pathway which is the desaturation of LA (18-2n-6) and ALA (18-3n-3) into gamma- linoleic acid (GLA) (18-3n-6) and stearidonic acid (18-4n-3) respectively and other desaturation steps. Highly unsaturated fatty acids (HUFA) play pivotal roles in many biological functions. It cat [...] (444 aa)    
Predicted Functional Partners:
ELOVL5
Elongation of very long chain fatty acids protein 5; Catalyzes the first and rate-limiting reaction of the four that constitute the long-chain fatty acids elongation cycle. This endoplasmic reticulum-bound enzymatic process, allows the addition of 2 carbons to the chain of long- and very long-chain fatty acids/VLCFAs per cycle. Condensing enzyme that acts specifically toward polyunsaturated acyl-CoA with the higher activity toward C18-3(n-6) acyl-CoA. May participate in the production of monounsaturated and of polyunsaturated VLCFAs of different chain lengths that are involved in multi [...] (326 aa)
     
 
  0.986
ACSL1
Long-chain-fatty-acid--CoA ligase 1; Activation of long-chain fatty acids for both synthesis of cellular lipids, and degradation via beta-oxidation. Preferentially uses palmitoleate, oleate and linoleate; Acyl-CoA synthetase family (698 aa)
     
 
  0.952
SLC27A2
Very long-chain acyl-CoA synthetase; Acyl-CoA synthetase probably involved in bile acid metabolism. Proposed to activate C27 precursors of bile acids to their CoA thioesters derivatives before side chain cleavage via peroxisomal beta-oxidation occurs. In vitro, activates 3-alpha,7- alpha,12-alpha-trihydroxy-5-beta-cholestanate (THCA), the C27 precursor of cholic acid deriving from the de novo synthesis from cholesterol. Does not utilize C24 bile acids as substrates. In vitro, also activates long- and branched-chain fatty acids and may have additional roles in fatty acid metabolism. May [...] (620 aa)
     
 
  0.936
ACSL3
Long-chain-fatty-acid--CoA ligase 3; Acyl-CoA synthetases (ACSL) activates long-chain fatty acids for both synthesis of cellular lipids, and degradation via beta-oxidation. ACSL3 mediates hepatic lipogenesis (By similarity). Preferentially uses myristate, laurate, arachidonate and eicosapentaenoate as substrates (By similarity). Has mainly an anabolic role in energy metabolism. Required for the incorporation of fatty acids into phosphatidylcholine, the major phospholipid located on the surface of VLDL (very low density lipoproteins); Belongs to the ATP-dependent AMP-binding enzyme family (720 aa)
     
 
  0.933
ACSL5
Long-chain-fatty-acid--CoA ligase 5; Acyl-CoA synthetases (ACSL) activate long-chain fatty acids for both synthesis of cellular lipids, and degradation via beta-oxidation. ACSL5 may activate fatty acids from exogenous sources for the synthesis of triacylglycerol destined for intracellular storage (By similarity). Utilizes a wide range of saturated fatty acids with a preference for C16-C18 unsaturated fatty acids (By similarity). It was suggested that it may also stimulate fatty acid oxidation (By similarity). At the villus tip of the crypt-villus axis of the small intestine may sensiti [...] (739 aa)
         
  0.928
ACSL6
Long-chain-fatty-acid--CoA ligase 6; Activation of long-chain fatty acids for both synthesis of cellular lipids, and degradation via beta-oxidation. Plays an important role in fatty acid metabolism in brain and the acyl-CoAs produced may be utilized exclusively for the synthesis of the brain lipid; Belongs to the ATP-dependent AMP-binding enzyme family (722 aa)
         
  0.922
ACSM5
Acyl-coenzyme A synthetase ACSM5, mitochondrial; Has medium-chain fatty acid-CoA ligase activity with broad substrate specificity (in vitro). Acts on acids from C(4) to C(11) and on the corresponding 3-hydroxy- and 2,3- or 3,4- unsaturated acids (in vitro) (By similarity); Belongs to the ATP-dependent AMP-binding enzyme family (579 aa)
     
 
  0.920
ACSL4
Long-chain-fatty-acid--CoA ligase 4; Activation of long-chain fatty acids for both synthesis of cellular lipids, and degradation via beta-oxidation. Preferentially uses arachidonate and eicosapentaenoate as substrates; Acyl-CoA synthetase family (711 aa)
     
 
  0.918
ACSBG1
Long-chain-fatty-acid--CoA ligase ACSBG1; Mediates activation of long-chain fatty acids for both synthesis of cellular lipids, and degradation via beta-oxidation. Able to activate long-chain fatty acids. Also able to activate very long-chain fatty acids; however, the relevance of such activity is unclear in vivo. Can activate diverse saturated, monosaturated and polyunsaturated fatty acids; Belongs to the ATP-dependent AMP-binding enzyme family. Bubblegum subfamily (724 aa)
         
  0.916
ACSBG2
Long-chain-fatty-acid--CoA ligase ACSBG2; Mediates activation of long-chain fatty acids for both synthesis of cellular lipids, and degradation via beta-oxidation. Able to activate long-chain fatty acids. Also able to activate very long-chain fatty acids; however, the relevance of such activity is unclear in vivo. Has increased ability to activate oleic and linoleic acid. May play a role in spermatogenesis; Belongs to the ATP-dependent AMP-binding enzyme family. Bubblegum subfamily (666 aa)
         
  0.912
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Homo sapiens
NCBI taxonomy Id: 9606
Other names: H. sapiens, Homo sapiens, human, man
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