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Gene: FADS2 (fatty acid desaturase 2) Homo sapiens
Symbol: FADS2
Name: fatty acid desaturase 2
RGD ID: 68475
Description: Predicted to have linoleoyl-CoA desaturase activity. Predicted to be involved in alpha-linolenic acid metabolic process and linoleic acid metabolic process. Localizes to membrane.
Type: protein-coding
RefSeq Status: REVIEWED
Also known as: acyl-CoA 6-desaturase; D6D; delta(6) desaturase; delta(6) fatty acid desaturase; delta-6 desaturase; delta-6 fatty acid desaturase; delta-6-desaturase; DES6; FADSD6; linoleoyl-CoA desaturase (delta-6-desaturase)-like 2; LLCDL2; SLL0262; TU13
Mus musculus (house mouse) : Fads2 (fatty acid desaturase 2)  MGI  Alliance
Rattus norvegicus (Norway rat) : Fads2 (fatty acid desaturase 2)  Alliance
Chinchilla lanigera (long-tailed chinchilla) : Fads2 (fatty acid desaturase 2)
Pan paniscus (bonobo/pygmy chimpanzee) : FADS2 (fatty acid desaturase 2)
Canis lupus familiaris (dog) : FADS2 (fatty acid desaturase 2)
Ictidomys tridecemlineatus (thirteen-lined ground squirrel) : Fads2 (fatty acid desaturase 2)
Sus scrofa (pig) : FADS2 (fatty acid desaturase 2)
Chlorocebus sabaeus (African green monkey) : FADS2 (fatty acid desaturase 2)
Heterocephalus glaber (naked mole-rat) : Fads2 (fatty acid desaturase 2)
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Related Pseudogenes: FADS2B  
Allele / Splice: See ClinVar data
Latest Assembly: GRCh38 - Human Genome Assembly GRCh38
Human AssemblyChrPosition (strand)SourceGenome Browsers
GRCh38.p13 Ensembl1161,792,980 - 61,867,354 (+)EnsemblGRCh38hg38GRCh38
GRCh381161,816,203 - 61,867,354 (+)NCBIGRCh38GRCh38hg38GRCh38
GRCh371161,583,675 - 61,634,826 (+)NCBIGRCh37GRCh37hg19GRCh37
Build 361161,352,289 - 61,391,401 (+)NCBINCBI36hg18NCBI36
Build 341161,352,288 - 61,391,401NCBI
Celera1158,931,086 - 58,970,195 (+)NCBI
Cytogenetic Map11q12.2NCBI
HuRef1157,911,912 - 57,963,064 (+)NCBIHuRef
CHM1_11161,466,890 - 61,518,047 (+)NCBICHM1_1
JBrowse: View Region in Genome Browser (JBrowse)

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Additional Information

External Database Links
More on FADS2
Alliance Gene
Ensembl Gene
JBrowse: hg19 hg38
HGNC Report
NCBI Genome Data Viewer

RGD Object Information
RGD ID: 68475
Created: 2001-07-11
Species: Homo sapiens
Last Modified: 2020-09-08
Status: ACTIVE


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