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Genetic element (GENE)
published: 13 Mar 2018 last updated: 17 May 2021
delta 6-desaturase geneEN
Protein coding sequence
Delta 6 desaturase (FADS6), a membrane-bound desaturase which converts linoleic acid to γ-linolenic acid or α-linolenic acid to stearidonic acid by introducing a double bond between carbons 6 and 7 from the carboxyl end of the substrate.