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Phospholipase A2, group VI (cytosolic, calcium-independent)
External IDs OMIM603604 MGI1859152 HomoloGene2635 ChEMBL: 3213 GeneCards: PLA2G6 Gene
EC number
RNA expression pattern
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PBB GE PLA2G6 204691 x at tn.png
PBB GE PLA2G6 210647 x at tn.png
More reference expression data
Species Human Mouse
Entrez 8398 53357
Ensembl ENSG00000184381 ENSMUSG00000042632
UniProt O60733 P97819
RefSeq (mRNA) NM_001004426 NM_001199023
RefSeq (protein) NP_001004426 NP_001185952
Location (UCSC) Chr 22:
38.11 – 38.21 Mb
Chr 15:
79.29 – 79.33 Mb
PubMed search [1] [2]

85 kDa calcium-independent phospholipase A2 is an enzyme that in humans is encoded by the PLA2G6 gene.[1][2][3][4]

The protein encoded by this gene is a phospholipase A2 enzyme, a subclass of enzyme that catalyzes the release of fatty acids from phospholipids. The encoded protein may play a role in phospholipid remodelling, arachidonic acid release, leukotriene and prostaglandin synthesis, Fas receptor-mediated apoptosis, and transmembrane ion flux in glucose-stimulated B-cells. Several transcript variants encoding multiple isoforms have been described, but the full-length nature of only two of them have been determined to date.[4]

Model organisms[edit]

Model organisms have been used in the study of PLA2G6 function. A conditional knockout mouse line called Pla2g6tm1a(EUCOMM)Wtsi was generated at the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute.[5] Male and female animals underwent a standardized phenotypic screen[6] to determine the effects of deletion.[7][8][9][10] Additional screens performed: - In-depth immunological phenotyping[11]


  1. ^ Larsson PK, Claesson HE, Kennedy BP (Feb 1998). "Multiple splice variants of the human calcium-independent phospholipase A2 and their effect on enzyme activity". J Biol Chem 273 (1): 207–14. doi:10.1074/jbc.273.1.207. PMID 9417066. 
  2. ^ Wilson PA, Gardner SD, Lambie NM, Commans SA, Crowther DJ (Aug 2006). "Characterization of the human patatin-like phospholipase family". J Lipid Res 47 (9): 1940–9. doi:10.1194/jlr.M600185-JLR200. PMID 16799181. 
  3. ^ Kienesberger PC, Oberer M, Lass A, Zechner R (Apr 2009). "Mammalian patatin domain containing proteins: a family with diverse lipolytic activities involved in multiple biological functions". J Lipid Res. 50 Suppl: S63–8. doi:10.1194/jlr.R800082-JLR200. PMC 2674697. PMID 19029121. 
  4. ^ a b "Entrez Gene: PLA2G6 phospholipase A2, group VI (cytosolic, calcium-independent)". 
  5. ^ Gerdin AK (2010). "The Sanger Mouse Genetics Programme: high throughput characterisation of knockout mice". Acta Opthalmologica 88: 925-7.doi:10.1111/j.1755-3768.2010.4142.x: Wiley. 
  6. ^ a b "International Mouse Phenotyping Consortium". 
  7. ^ Skarnes WC, Rosen B, West AP, Koutsourakis M, Bushell W, Iyer V, Mujica AO, Thomas M, Harrow J, Cox T, Jackson D, Severin J, Biggs P, Fu J, Nefedov M, de Jong PJ, Stewart AF, Bradley A (Jun 2011). "A conditional knockout resource for the genome-wide study of mouse gene function". Nature 474 (7351): 337–42. doi:10.1038/nature10163. PMC 3572410. PMID 21677750. 
  8. ^ Dolgin E (Jun 2011). "Mouse library set to be knockout". Nature 474 (7351): 262–3. doi:10.1038/474262a. PMID 21677718. 
  9. ^ Collins FS, Rossant J, Wurst W (Jan 2007). "A mouse for all reasons". Cell 128 (1): 9–13. doi:10.1016/j.cell.2006.12.018. PMID 17218247. 
  10. ^ White JK, Gerdin AK, Karp NA, Ryder E, Buljan M, Bussell JN, Salisbury J, Clare S, Ingham NJ, Podrini C, Houghton R, Estabel J, Bottomley JR, Melvin DG, Sunter D, Adams NC, Sanger Institute Mouse Genetics Project, Tannahill D, Logan DW, Macarthur DG, Flint J, Mahajan VB, Tsang SH, Smyth I, Watt FM, Skarnes WC, Dougan G, Adams DJ, Ramirez-Solis R, Bradley A, Steel KP (2013). "Genome-wide generation and systematic phenotyping of knockout mice reveals new roles for many genes". Cell 154 (2): 452–64. doi:10.1016/j.cell.2013.06.022. PMID 23870131. 
  11. ^ a b "Infection and Immunity Immunophenotyping (3i) Consortium". 

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