ACSS2 - Acetyl-coenzyme A synthetase, cytoplasmic - human protein (Function)
 
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ACSS2 »  Acetyl-coenzyme A synthetase, cytoplasmic   [ EC 6.2.1.1 ]
 
Protein also known as:  Acyl-CoA synthetase short-chain family member 2.
Gene name:  ACSS2
Entry whose protein(s) existence is based on evidence at protein level
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Function

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Overview 
Activates acetate so that it can be used for lipid synthesis or for energy generation.  
  • CuratedUniProtKB
GO molecular function 
Acetate-CoA ligase activitydefinition[GO:0003987]  
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  • IDAUniProtKB
AMP bindingdefinition[GO:0016208]  
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  • ICUniProtKB
ATP bindingdefinition[GO:0005524]  
  • IEAUniProtKB KW
GO biological process 
Acetate biosynthetic processdefinition[GO:0019413] silver  
  • IEAOrtholog Compara
Acetyl-CoA biosynthetic process from acetatedefinition[GO:0019427] silver  
  • IEAInterPro 2 GO
Lipid biosynthetic processdefinition[GO:0008610]  
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  • IMPUniProtKB
Propionate biosynthetic processdefinition[GO:0019542] silver  
  • IEAOrtholog Compara
Enzymatic activity 
This protein acts as an enzyme. It is known to catalyze the following reaction
EC 6.2.1.1: ATP + acetate + CoA AMP + diphosphate + acetyl-CoA.  
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Pathways 
According to KEGG, this protein belongs to the following pathways:
Glycolysis / Gluconeogenesis  hsa00010+55902  
Metabolic pathways  hsa01100+55902  
Propanoate metabolism  hsa00640+55902  
Pyruvate metabolism  hsa00620+55902  
According to Reactome, this protein belongs to the following pathway:
Ethanol oxidation  REACT_34  
 
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Keywords

Molecular function 
Ligase  definition   [KW-0436]
Technical term 
Reference proteome  definition   [KW-1185]
 

Further external links

GeneWiki: ACSS2
GenomeRNAi: 55902
PRO: PR:Q9NR19