Dihydroxyacetone phosphate acyltransferase (IPR028353)

Short name: DHAPAT

Overlapping homologous superfamilies


Family relationships


Dihydroxyacetonephosphate acyltransferase (DHAPAT) catalyses the first step in the biosynthesis of ether phospholipid plasmalogen, and may play also a significant role in nonether glycerolipid biosynthesis [PMID: 12874108, PMID: 15687349]. In humans, mutations in DHAPAT results in the genetic disorder rhizomelic chondrodysplasia punctata type 2, characterised by rhizomelic shortening of femur and humerus, cataract,and severe mental retardation [PMID: 9536089].

GO terms

Biological Process

GO:0008611 ether lipid biosynthetic process

Molecular Function

GO:0016287 glycerone-phosphate O-acyltransferase activity

Cellular Component

GO:0005777 peroxisome

Contributing signatures

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