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alkaline ceramidase 3

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Immunopharmacology Ligand target has curated data in GtoImmuPdb

Target id: 2470

Nomenclature: alkaline ceramidase 3

Family: Alkaline ceramidases

Gene and Protein Information Click here for help
Species TM AA Chromosomal Location Gene Symbol Gene Name Reference
Human 7 267 11q13.5 ACER3 alkaline ceramidase 3
Mouse 7 267 7 E1 Acer3 alkaline ceramidase 3
Rat - 267 1q32 Acer3 alkaline ceramidase 3
Previous and Unofficial Names Click here for help
Alkaline CDase 3 | AlkCDase 3 | phytoceramidase, alkaline | Alkaline phytoceramidase
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Enzyme Reaction Click here for help
EC Number: 3.5.1.-
Immunopharmacology Comments
ACER3 may play a role in inflammation, since it is reported that loss of Acer3 in mice aggravates colitis and colitis-associated colorectal cancer [1]. This effect is thought to be the result of accumulation of the ACER3 substrate C18:1-ceramide, which potentiates LPS-induced production of pro-inflammatory cytokines in mouse immune cells.
Immuno Process Associations
Immuno Process:  Inflammation


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1. Wang K, Xu R, Snider AJ, Schrandt J, Li Y, Bialkowska AB, Li M, Zhou J, Hannun YA, Obeid LM et al.. (2016) Alkaline ceramidase 3 deficiency aggravates colitis and colitis-associated tumorigenesis in mice by hyperactivating the innate immune system. Cell Death Dis, 7: e2124. [PMID:26938296]

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