| GPAT3, AGPAT 10, AGPAT8, LPAAT-theta, MAG1, AGPAT9, HMFN0839, AGPAT10, glycerol-3-phosphate acyltransferase 3|
MGI: 3603816 HomoloGene: 13099 GeneCards: GPAT3
Glycerol-3-phosphate acyltransferase 3 (GPAT-3) is an enzyme that in humans is encoded by the AGPAT9 gene. GPAT-3 is also known as:1-acylglycerol-3-phosphate O-acyltransferase 9 (AGPAT9),
lysophosphatidic acid acyltransferase theta (LPAAT-theta), or
lung cancer metastasis-associated protein 1.
Glycerol-3-phosphate (G3P) acyltransferases (GPAT; EC 126.96.36.199), such as GPAM and GPAT3 (this enzyme), catalyze the initial step of de novo triacylglycerol (TAG) synthesis by converting glycerol-3-phosphate (G3P) to lysophosphatidic acid (LPA).