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Gene: FADS1 (fatty acid desaturase 1) Homo sapiens
Symbol: FADS1
Name: fatty acid desaturase 1
Description: Exhibits oxidoreductase activity. Involved in cellular response to starvation and unsaturated fatty acid biosynthetic process. Localizes to the membrane.
Type: protein-coding
RefSeq Status: REVIEWED
Also known as: acyl-CoA (8-3)-desaturase; D5D; delta(5) desaturase; delta(5) fatty acid desaturase; delta-5 desaturase; delta-5 fatty acid desaturase; FADS6; FADSD5; FLJ38956; FLJ90273; linoleoyl-CoA desaturase (delta-6-desaturase)-like 1; LLCDL1; TU12
Mus musculus (house mouse) : Fads1 (fatty acid desaturase 1)  MGI  Alliance
Rattus norvegicus (Norway rat) : Fads1 (fatty acid desaturase 1)  Alliance
Chinchilla lanigera (long-tailed chinchilla) : Fads1 (fatty acid desaturase 1)
Pan paniscus (bonobo/pygmy chimpanzee) : FADS1 (fatty acid desaturase 1)
Canis lupus familiaris (dog) : FADS1 (fatty acid desaturase 1)
Ictidomys tridecemlineatus (thirteen-lined ground squirrel) : Fads1 (fatty acid desaturase 1)
Sus scrofa (pig) : FADS1 (fatty acid desaturase 1)
Chlorocebus sabaeus (African green monkey) : FADS1 (fatty acid desaturase 1)
Heterocephalus glaber (naked mole-rat) : Fads1 (fatty acid desaturase 1)
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Allele / Splice: See ClinVar data
Latest Assembly: GRCh38 - Human Genome Assembly GRCh38
Human AssemblyChrPosition (strand)SourceGenome Browsers
GRCh38 Ensembl1161,799,627 - 61,829,318 (-)EnsemblGRCh38hg38GRCh38
GRCh381161,799,627 - 61,817,003 (-)NCBIGRCh38GRCh38hg38GRCh38
GRCh371161,567,097 - 61,584,529 (-)NCBIGRCh37GRCh37hg19GRCh37
Build 361161,323,679 - 61,340,886 (-)NCBINCBI36hg18NCBI36
Build 341161,323,674 - 61,340,886NCBI
Celera1158,902,499 - 58,919,931 (-)NCBI
Cytogenetic Map11q12.2NCBI
HuRef1157,895,333 - 57,912,766 (-)NCBIHuRef
CHM1_11161,450,312 - 61,467,744 (-)NCBICHM1_1
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Additional Information

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More on FADS1
Alliance Gene
Ensembl Gene
JBrowse: hg19 hg38
HGNC Report
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RGD Object Information
RGD ID: 1344024
Created: 2005-03-08
Species: Homo sapiens
Last Modified: 2020-03-24
Status: ACTIVE


RGD is funded by grant HL64541 from the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute on behalf of the NIH.