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Gene Family: Fatty acid desaturases (FADS)

Fatty acid desaturase: A fatty acid desaturase is an enzyme that removes two hydrogen atoms from a fatty acid, creating a carbon /carbon double bond. [Source: Wikipedia]

Genes contained within the family: 8

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 HSCD5, FLJ21032, ACOD4, FADS4 4q21.22
SCD stearoyl-CoA desaturase SCDOS FADS5 10q24.31
FADS6 fatty acid desaturase 6 17q25.1
DEGS1 delta 4-desaturase, sphingolipid 1 DEGS-1, FADS7, DES1, Des-1, MLD 1q42.11
DEGS2 delta 4-desaturase, sphingolipid 2 C14orf66 DES2, FADS8 14q32.2