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FTO is a novel protein and a member of the non-heme dioxygenase (Fe(II)-and 2-oxoglutarate-dependent dioxygenases) superfamily. Amino acid conservation patterns support this hypothesis and indicates that both 2-oxoglutarate and iron should be important for FTO function. Though not much is yet known about FTO, it is thought that the protein may somehow modify the activity of genes involved in metabolism and fat storage, which in turn may influence a person's risk of obesity.
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Protein Aliases: AlkB homolog 9; Alpha-ketoglutarate-dependent dioxygenase FTO; fat mass and obesity associated protein; Fat mass and obesity-associated protein; fatso; m6A(m)-demethylase FTO; MGC5149; mRNA (2'-O-methyladenosine-N(6)-)-demethylase FTO; mRNA N(6)-methyladenosine demethylase FTO; Protein fatso; protein fto; tRNA N1-methyl adenine demethylase FTO; U6 small nuclear RNA (2'-O-methyladenosine-N(6)-)-demethylase FTO; U6 small nuclear RNA N(6)-methyladenosine-demethylase FTO
Gene Aliases: ALKBH9; AW743446; BMIQ14; FTO; GDFD; KIAA1752; mKIAA1752
Molecular Function: oxygenase