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Gene Family: Alkaline ceramidases (ACER)

Alkaline ceramidases: Alkaline ceramidases (EC 3.5.1.23) catalyse the following reaction: N-acylsphingosine + H(2)O <=> a carboxylate + sphingosine. [Source: HGNC]

Genes contained within the family: 3

Approved Symbol Approved Name Previous Symbols Synonyms Chromosome
ACER1 alkaline ceramidase 1 ASAH3 19p13.3
ACER2 alkaline ceramidase 2 ASAH3L FLJ41587, ALKCDase2 9p22.1
ACER3 alkaline ceramidase 3 PHCA FLJ11238, APHC 11q13.5

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