This gene encodes a protein that belongs to the GNS1/SUR4 family. Members of this family play a role in elongation of long chain fatty acids to provide precursors for synthesis of sphingolipids and ceramides. [provided by RefSeq, Jul 2013].
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Protein Aliases: 3-keto acyl-CoA synthase ELOVL3; Cold-inducible glycoprotein of 30 kDa; elongation of very long chain fatty acids (FEN1/Elo2, SUR4/Elo3, yeast)-like 3; Elongation of very long chain fatty acids protein 3; ELOVL FA elongase 3; ELOVL fatty acid elongase 3; Very long chain 3-ketoacyl-CoA synthase 3; Very long chain 3-oxoacyl-CoA synthase 3; very-long-chain 3-oxoacyl-CoA synthase 3
Gene Aliases: CIG-30; CIG30; ELOVL3
UniProt ID: (Human) Q9HB03
Entrez Gene ID: (Human) 83401