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Genetic element (GENE)
published: 03 Dec 2019 last updated: 15 Jul 2020
Fatty acyl desaturase 5EN
Protein coding sequence
Delta-5 desaturase converts dihomo-γ-linolenic acid (20:3) to arachidonic acid (20:4), by removing two hydrogen atoms and creating a double bond at the fifth carbon-carbon bond from the carboxylic acid end in fatty acids.EN