Lipogenesis is a key event in the energy storage system and is controlled by the transcription factor sterol regulatory element-binding protein (SREBP)-1. Elongation of very long chain fatty acids protein 6 (ELOVL6) is a member of fatty acyl-CoA elongase gene family that converts palmitic to stearic acid and it has been shown to be a target of SREBP-1, playing an important role in de novo synthesis of long-chain saturated and monosaturated fatty acids in conjunction with fatty acid synthase and stearoyl-CoA desaturase ELOVL6 was predicted to be important for tissue fatty acid composition. Recent studies suggest that inhibition of this elongase could be a new therapeutic approach for ameliorating insulin resistance, diabetes and cardiovascular risks, even in the presence of a continuing state of obesity.
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Protein Aliases: 3-keto acyl-CoA synthase ELOVL6; Elongation of very long chain fatty acids protein 6; ELOVL FA elongase 6; ELOVL family member 6, elongation of long chain fatty acids; ELOVL family member 6, elongation of long chain fatty acids (FEN1/Elo2, SUR4/Elo3-like, yeast); ELOVL fatty acid elongase 6; Fatty acid elongase 2; Fatty acyl-CoA elongase; hELO2; Long chain fatty acid elongase; long chain fatty acyl elongase; Long-chain fatty-acyl elongase; Myelin-associated SUR4 protein; rELO2; Very long chain 3-ketoacyl-CoA synthase 6; Very long chain 3-oxoacyl-CoA synthase 6; very-long-chain 3-oxoacyl-CoA synthase 6
Gene Aliases: C77826; ELOVL6; FACE; FAE; LCE; Lce2; Masr; rELO2