||Converts lysophosphatidic acid (LPA) into phosphatidic acid by incorporating an acyl moiety at the sn-2 position of the glycerol backbone. Acts on LPA containing saturated or unsaturated fatty acids C16
|Gene References into Functions
- The data is consistent with a structural arrangement in which motif I is located in the cytoplasm and motif II is in the endoplasmic reticulum and Golgi lumen, suggesting a different model for AGPAT3/LPAAT3's enzymatic mechanism. PMID: 20537980
- Of the two well conserved acyltransferase motifs, NHX(4)D is present in AGPAT8, whereas arginine in the EGTR motif is substituted by aspartate. PMID: 16620771
- Results report the identification of an integral membrane lysophosphatidic acid-specific acyltransferase, LPAAT3, which regulates Golgi membrane tubule formation, trafficking, and structure by altering phospholipids and lysophospholipids. PMID: 19635840
||Endoplasmic reticulum membrane, Multi-pass membrane protein, Nucleus envelope
||1-acyl-sn-glycerol-3-phosphate acyltransferase family
||Widely expressed with highest levels in testis, pancreas and kidney, followed by spleen, lung, adipose tissue and liver.