[Isoform SCPx]: Plays a crucial role in the peroxisomal oxidation of branched-chain fatty acids (PubMed:10706581). Catalyzes the last step of the peroxisomal beta-oxidation of branched chain fatty acids and the side chain of the bile acid intermediates di- and trihydroxycoprostanic acids (DHCA and THCA) (PubMed:10706581). Also active with medium and long straight chain 3-oxoacyl-CoAs. Stimulates the microsomal conversion of 7-dehydrocholesterol to cholesterol and transfers phosphatidylcholine and 7-dehydrocholesterol between membrances, in vitro (By similarity). Isoforms SCP2 and SCPx cooperate in peroxisomal oxidation of certain naturally occurring tetramethyl-branched fatty acyl-CoAs (By similarity). ; [Isoform SCP2]: Mediates the transfer of all common phospholipids, cholesterol and gangliosides from the endoplasmic reticulum to the plasma membrane. May play a role in regulating steroidogenesis (PubMed:17157249, PubMed:7642518, PubMed:8300590). Stimulates the microsomal conversion of 7-dehydrocholesterol to cholesterol (By similarity). Also binds fatty acids and fatty acyl Coenzyme A (CoA) such as phytanoyl-CoA. Involved in the regulation phospholipid synthesis in endoplasmic reticulum enhancing the incorporation of exogenous fatty acid into glycerides. Seems to stimulate the rate-limiting step in phosphatidic acid formation mediated by GPAT3. Isoforms SCP2 and SCPx cooperate in peroxisomal oxidation of certain naturally occurring tetramethyl-branched fatty acyl-CoAs (By similarity).

Matrix Type

  • Plasma
  • Tissue/Cells

Gene Symbol

  • SCP2

UniProt ID

  • P22307
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