LPIN2

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LPIN2

A gene on chromosome 18p11.31 that encodes a magnesium-dependent phosphatidate phosphatase, which converts phosphatidic acid to diacylglycerol during triglyceride, phosphatidylcholine and phosphatidylethanolamine synthesis in the endoplasmic reticulum, and which acts a nuclear transcriptional coactivator for PPARGC1A/PPARA, modulating lipid metabolism-related gene expression.

Molecular pathology
LPIN2 mutations may cause lipodystrophy.
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