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PNPLA3 patatin like phospholipase domain containing 3

Also known as: ADPN; C22orf20; iPLA(2)epsilon

Summary

The protein encoded by this gene is a triacylglycerol lipase that mediates triacylglycerol hydrolysis in adipocytes. The encoded protein, which appears to be membrane bound, may be involved in the balance of energy usage/storage in adipocytes. [provided by RefSeq, Jul 2008]

Genomic context

Location:
22q13.31
Sequence:
Chromosome: 22; NC_000022.11 (43923739..43947568)
Total number of exons:
9

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