Patatin-like phospholipase domain containing protein family
Members of this family share a patain domain, initially discovered in potato tubers. PNPLA protein members show non-specific hydrolase activity with a variety of substrates such as triacylglycerol, phospholipids, and retinylesters. It contains the lipase consensus sequence (Gly-X-Ser-X-Gly). Nomenclature of PNPLA family could be misleading as some of the mammalian members of this family show hydrolase, but no phospholipase activity.