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Newer gene family pages are available

This is our older gene family page that is no longer maintained. Please go to our new look gene family index to view a complete list of our new maintained gene families. More information can be found in our gene families help page.

We have created a mapping file (Excel) that will map most of the old families to the new. However because we have changed the way we assign families and how we organise them, this file may not map all the old families.

Fatty acid desaturases

Click on the Approved Gene Symbol to retrieve the complete gene record

Approved Symbol Approved Name Previous Symbols Synonyms Chromosome
FADS1 fatty acid desaturase 1 LLCDL1 D5D, FADSD5, TU12, FADS6 11q12.2
FADS2 fatty acid desaturase 2 LLCDL2 FADSD6, D6D, TU13, DES6, SLL0262 11q12.2
FADS3 fatty acid desaturase 3 LLCDL3 CYB5RP 11q12.2
SCD5 stearoyl-CoA desaturase 5 SCD4 ACOD4, FLJ21032, FADS4, HSCD5 4q21.22
SCD stearoyl-CoA desaturase SCDOS FADS5 10q24.31
FADS6 fatty acid desaturase 6 17q25.1
DEGS1 delta 4-desaturase, sphingolipid 1 MLD, Des-1, DES1, FADS7, DEGS-1 1q42.11
DEGS2 delta 4-desaturase, sphingolipid 2 C14orf66 DES2, FADS8 14q32.2

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This online database does not include our confidential data. If you would like to create a new gene symbol and name, the only way to confirm it as unique is by contacting us.