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This is the community wiki page for the gene acsl1 please feel free to add any information that is relevant to this gene that is not already captured elsewhere in Xenbase.

nomenclature changes

06/19/2017 Human name has changed for Entrez Gene: 2180. From acyl-CoA synthetase long-chain family member 1 to acyl-CoA synthetase long chain family member 1 ( removed 1 hyphen).

summary from NCBI

The protein encoded by this gene is an isozyme of the long-chain fatty-acid-coenzyme A ligase family. Although differing in substrate specificity, subcellular localization, and tissue distribution, all isozymes of this family convert free long-chain fatty acids into fatty acyl-CoA esters, and thereby play a key role in lipid biosynthesis and fatty acid degradation. Several transcript variants encoding different isoforms have been found for this gene. [provided by RefSeq, Nov 2013]