The protein encoded by this gene, a member of the carnitine/choline acetyltransferase family, is the rate-controlling enzyme of the long-chain fatty acid beta-oxidation pathway in muscle mitochondria. This enzyme is required for the net transport of long-chain fatty acyl-CoAs from the cytoplasm into the mitochondria. Multiple transcript variants encoding different isoforms have been found for this gene, and read-through transcripts are expressed from the upstream locus that include exons from this gene.
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Protein Aliases: Carnitine O-palmitoyltransferase 1, muscle isoform; carnitine O-palmitoyltransferase 1B; carnitine O-palmitoyltransferase I, mitochondrial muscle isoform; Carnitine O-palmitoyltransferase I, muscle isoform; carnitine palmitoyltransferase 1A (muscle); Carnitine palmitoyltransferase 1B; carnitine palmitoyltransferase 1B (muscle); carnitine palmitoyltransferase I, muscle; carnitine palmitoyltransferase I-like; Carnitine palmitoyltransferase I-like protein; CPT I; CPT1-M; CPT1B; CPT1M; CPTI, muscle; FLJ55729; FLJ58750; KIAA1670; M-CPT1; MCCPT1; MCPT1
Gene Aliases: CPT1-M; CPT1B; CPT1M; CPTI; CPTI-M; KIAA1670; M-CPT1; MCCPT1; MCPT1
UniProt ID: (Human) Q92523
Entrez Gene ID: (Human) 1375