Membrane-bound O-acyltransferases (MBOATs)

  title={Membrane-bound O-acyltransferases (MBOATs)},
  author={Catherine C. Y. Chang and Jie Sun and T. Y. P. Chang},
  journal={Frontiers in Biology},
The MBOAT enzyme family, identified in 2000, comprises 11 genes in the human genome that participate in a variety of biological processes. MBOAT enzymes contain multiple transmembrane domains and share two active site residues, histidine and asparagine. Several MBOAT members are drug targets for major human diseases, including atherosclerosis, obesity, Alzheimer disease, and viral infections. Here we review the historical aspects of MBOAT enzymes, classify them biochemically into 3 subgroups… CONTINUE READING

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