ABHD5(redirected from NCIE2)
ABHD5A gene on chromosome 3p25.3-p24.3 that encodes a member of a large family of proteins defined by an alpha/beta hydrolase fold, which play a role in phosphatidic acid biosynthesis and keratinocyte differentiation. ABHD5 may regulate cell storage of triacylglycerol by activating PNPLA2, a phospholipase.
ABHD5 mutations cause neutral lipid storage disease (Chanarin-Dorfman syndrome), a triglyceride storage disease with defective long-chain fatty acid oxidation.
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