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General rule information [?]

Accession MF_03206
Dates 16-DEC-2013 (Created)
29-SEP-2022 (Last updated, Version 11)
Name VLCF_elongase_6
Eukaryota; Vertebrata
Templates Q9H5J4 (ELOV6_HUMAN); Q920L5 (ELOV6_MOUSE); Q920L6 (ELOV6_RAT): [Recover all]

Propagated annotation [?]

Identifier, protein and gene names [?]

Protein name
RecName: Full=Elongation of very long chain fatty acids protein 6;
AltName: Full=3-keto acyl-CoA synthase ;
AltName: Full=ELOVL fatty acid elongase 6;
Short=ELOVL FA elongase 6;
AltName: Full=Very long chain 3-ketoacyl-CoA synthase 6;
AltName: Full=Very long chain 3-oxoacyl-CoA synthase 6;
Gene name

Comments [?]

Function Catalyzes the first and rate-limiting reaction of the four reactions that constitute the long-chain fatty acids elongation cycle. This endoplasmic reticulum-bound enzymatic process allows the addition of 2 carbons to the chain of long- and very long-chain fatty acids (VLCFAs) per cycle. Condensing enzyme that elongates fatty acids with 12, 14 and 16 carbons with higher activity toward C16:0 acyl-CoAs. Catalyzes the synthesis of unsaturated C16 long chain fatty acids and, to a lesser extent, C18:0 and those with low desaturation degree. May participate to the production of saturated and monounsaturated VLCFAs of different chain lengths that are involved in multiple biological processes as precursors of membrane lipids and lipid mediators.
Catalytic activity RHEA:32727: a very-long-chain acyl-CoA + H(+) + malonyl-CoA = a very-long-chain 3-oxoacyl-CoA + CO2 + CoA
Pathway Lipid metabolism; fatty acid biosynthesis.
Subcellular location Endoplasmic reticulum membrane; Multi-pass membrane protein.
case <FTTag:ERmotif>
Domain The C-terminal di-lysine motif may confer endoplasmic reticulum localization.
end case
Ptm N-Glycosylated.
Similarity Belongs to the ELO family. ELOVL6 subfamily.

Keywords [?]

Gene Ontology [?]

GO:0005789; Cellular component: endoplasmic reticulum membrane.
GO:0016020; Cellular component: membrane.
GO:0009922; Molecular function: fatty acid elongase activity.
GO:0006636; Biological process: unsaturated fatty acid biosynthetic process.
GO:0019367; Biological process: fatty acid elongation, saturated fatty acid.
GO:0034625; Biological process: fatty acid elongation, monounsaturated fatty acid.
GO:0035338; Biological process: long-chain fatty-acyl-CoA biosynthetic process.

Cross-references [?]

PROSITE PS00001; ASN_GLYCOSYLATION; 0-unlimited; trigger=PRU00498;
PS01188; ELO; 1;
Pfam PF01151; ELO; 1;

Computed features [?]

General N_glycosylation; NetNGlyc; 0-unlimited; trigger=yes;
Transmembrane; -; 7; trigger=yes;

Features [?]

From: ELOV6_HUMAN (Q9H5J4)
Key     From     To       Description   Tag   Condition   FTGroup
MOTIF     Cter-3     Cter       Di-lysine motif   ERmotif   K-x(2)-K>  

Additional information [?]

Size range 262-271 amino acids
Related rules MF_03203 (ELOV3)
Fusion None