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Membrane bound O-acyltransferases

Unless otherwise stated all data on this page refer to the human proteins. Gene information is provided for human (Hs), mouse (Mm) and rat (Rn).


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The membrane bound O-acyltransferase (MBOAT) proteins form an evolutionarily conserved family of acyltransferase enzymes [1-2]. In humans there are eight MBOAT genes. MBOATs catalyse the transfer of an acyl group from an acyl-coenzyme or accessory protein to their target substrates. Family members are involved in many biological processes, including neutral lipid biosynthesis, protein/peptide acylation and phospholipid re-modelling.


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Database page citation:

Membrane bound O-acyltransferases. Accessed on 25/03/2023. IUPHAR/BPS Guide to PHARMACOLOGY,

Concise Guide to PHARMACOLOGY citation:

Alexander SP, Fabbro D, Kelly E, Mathie A, Peters JA, Veale EL et al. (2021) THE CONCISE GUIDE TO PHARMACOLOGY 2021/22: Enzymes. Br J Pharmacol. 178 Suppl 1:S313-S411.