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SLS3 (Phosphatidylcholine:ceramide cholinephosphotransferase 3)
FEATURES
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FAMILY
DESCRIPTION
Also known as SLS3_TRYBB, SLS3. Bidirectional lipid cholinephosphotransferase capable of converting phosphatidylcholine (PC) and ceramide to sphingomyelin (SM) and diacylglycerol (DAG) and vice versa. Direction is dependent on the relative concentrations of DAG and ceramide as phosphocholine acceptors. Directly and specifically recognizes the choline head group on the substrate. Also requires two fatty chains on the choline-P donor molecule in order to be recognized efficiently as a substrate. Does not function strictly as a SM synthase. Essential for viability of the pathogenic bloodstream stage of this human protozoan parasite and, consequently, can be considered as potential drug target.
Also known as SLS3_TRYBB, SLS3. Bidirectional lipid cholinephosphotransferase capable of converting phosphatidylcholine (PC) and ceramide to sphingomyelin (SM) and diacylglycerol (DAG) and vice versa. Direction is dependent on the relative concentrations of DAG and ceramide as phosphocholine acceptors. Directly and specifically recognizes the choli ...
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SLS3

Phosphatidylcholine:ceramide cholinephosphotransferase 3

Molecular Synopsis