Terminal component of the liver microsomal stearyl-CoA desaturase system, that utilizes O(2) and electrons from reduced cytochrome b5 to catalyze the insertion of a double bond into a spectrum of fatty acyl-CoA substrates including palmitoyl-CoA and stearoyl-CoA. Belongs to the fatty acid desaturase family. Note: This description may include information from UniProtKB.
Protein type: Lipid Metabolism - unsaturated fatty acid biosynthesis; Oxidoreductase; Endoplasmic reticulum; Membrane protein, multi-pass; EC 188.8.131.52; Membrane protein, integral
LTP: The number of records in which this modification site was determined using site-specific methods. SS methods include amino acid sequencing, site-directed mutagenesis, modification site-specific antibodies, specific MS strategies, etc.