Bacterial patatin-like phospholipase domain containing protein 6
Bacterial patatin-like phospholipase domain containing protein 6. PNPLA6 is commonly known as Neuropathy Target Esterase (NTE). NTE has at least two functional domains: the N-terminal domain putatively regulatory domain and the C-terminal catalytic domain which shows esterase activity. NTE shows phospholipase activity for lysophosphatidylcholine (LPC) and phosphatidylcholine (PC). Exposure of NTE to organophosphates leads to organophosphate-induced delayed neurotoxicity (OPIDN). OPIDN is a progressive neurological condition that is characterized by weakness, paralysis, pain, and paresthesia. This group includes YCHK and rssA from Escherichia coli as well as Ylbk from Bacillus amyloliquefaciens.