Acyl-coenzyme A thioesterase 11 also known as StAR-related lipid transfer protein 14 (STARD14) is an enzyme that in humans is encoded by the ACOT11gene.
This gene encodes a protein with acyl-CoA thioesterase activity towards medium (C12) and long-chain (C18) fatty acyl-CoA substrates which relies on its StAR-related lipid transfer domain. Expression of a similar murine protein in brown adipose tissue is induced by cold exposure and repressed by warmth. Expression of the mouse protein has been associated with obesity, with higher expression found in obesity-resistant mice compared with obesity-prone mice. Alternative splicing results in two transcript variants encoding different isoforms.
^Hunt MC, Yamada J, Maltais LJ, Wright MW, Podesta EJ, Alexson SE (Aug 2005). "A revised nomenclature for mammalian acyl-CoA thioesterases/hydrolases". J Lipid Res46 (9): 2029–32. doi:10.1194/jlr.E500003-JLR200. PMID16103133.
^Hunt MC, Rautanen A, Westin MA, Svensson LT, Alexson SE (Aug 2006). "Analysis of the mouse and human acyl-CoA thioesterase (ACOT) gene clusters shows that convergent, functional evolution results in a reduced number of human peroxisomal ACOTs". FASEB J20 (11): 1855–64. doi:10.1096/fj.06-6042com. PMID16940157.
Suzuki Y, Yoshitomo-Nakagawa K, Maruyama K, et al. (1997). "Construction and characterization of a full length-enriched and a 5'-end-enriched cDNA library.". Gene200 (1-2): 149–56. doi:10.1016/S0378-1119(97)00411-3. PMID9373149.
Ishikawa K, Nagase T, Suyama M, et al. (1998). "Prediction of the coding sequences of unidentified human genes. X. The complete sequences of 100 new cDNA clones from brain which can code for large proteins in vitro.". DNA Res.5 (3): 169–76. doi:10.1093/dnares/5.3.169. PMID9734811.