Gene Protein Transcript Blast result Transcript specific probe-cluster
Gene information for FADS3 (Homo sapiens)
(Information is obtained from NCBI Gene database)
Entrez gene ID3995
Official gene symbolFADS3
Full namefatty acid desaturase 3
Gene summaryThe protein encoded by this gene is a member of the fatty acid desaturase (FADS) gene family. Desaturase enzymes regulate unsaturation of fatty acids through the introduction of double bonds between defined carbons of the fatty acyl chain. FADS family members are considered fusion products composed of an N-terminal cytochrome b5-like domain and a C-terminal multiple membrane-spanning desaturase portion, both of which are characterized by conserved histidine motifs. This gene is clustered with family members FADS1 and FADS2 at 11q12-q13.1; this cluster is thought to have arisen evolutionarily from gene duplication based on its similar exon/intron organization. [provided by RefSeq]
LocationChromosome: 11   Locus: 
Gene position61659006 - 61640998  Map Viewer
OMIM ID606150