Patatin-like phospholipase domain containing protein 8
PNPLA8 is a Ca-independent myocardial phospholipase which maintains mitochondrial integrity. PNPLA8 is also known as iPLA2-gamma. In humans, it is predominantly expressed in heart tissue. iPLA2-gamma can catalyze both phospholipase A1 and A2 reactions (PLA1 and PLA2 respectively). This family includes PNPLA8 (iPLA2-gamma) from Homo sapiens and iPLA2-2 from Mus musculus.