acetyl-CoA acetyltransferase 2


ACAT2 (may also be known as: None)




The product of this gene is an enzyme involved in lipid metabolism, and it encodes cytosolic acetoacetyl-CoA thiolase. This gene shows complementary overlapping with the 3-prime region of the TCP1 gene in both mouse and human. These genes are encoded on opposite strands of DNA, as well as in opposite transcriptional orientation. [provided by RefSeq, Jul 2008]


CG9149 Drosophila melanogaster
acat2 Danio rerio
Acat3 Mus musculus
Acat2 Rattus norvegicus

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Changes associated with this gene

GO Terms

GO IDGO TermGO Category
GO:0006629 lipid metabolic process biological_process
GO:0005634 nucleus cellular_component
GO:0005730 nucleolus cellular_component
GO:0005737 cytoplasm cellular_component
GO:0005739 mitochondrion cellular_component
GO:0003985 acetyl-CoA C-acetyltransferase activity molecular_function
GO:0016740 transferase activity molecular_function
GO:0016747 transferase activity, transferring acyl groups other than amino-acyl groups molecular_function