DEGS2

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Delta(4)-desaturase, sphingolipid 2 is a protein that in humans is encoded by the DEGS2 gene. [1]

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This gene encodes a bifunctional enzyme that is involved in the biosynthesis of phytosphingolipids in human skin and in other phytosphingolipid-containing tissues. This enzyme can act as a sphingolipid delta(4)-desaturase, and also as a sphingolipid C4-hydroxylase. [provided by RefSeq, Oct 2008]. ##Evidence-Data-START## Transcript exon combination :: BC063598.1, AY541700.1 [ECO:0000332] RNAseq introns  :: single sample supports all introns ERS025084, ERS025087 [ECO:0000348] ##Evidence-Data-END##

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This article incorporates text from the United States National Library of Medicine, which is in the public domain.