SOAT2 (Sterol O-Acyltransferase 2): SOAT2, a member of the sterol O-acyltransferase family, is a crucial enzyme involved in lipid metabolism, particularly in the esterification of cholesterol. This enzyme plays a significant role in the regulation of cellular cholesterol levels by converting free cholesterol into cholesterol esters, which are stored in lipid droplets or incorporated into lipoproteins for transportation. SOAT2 is primarily expressed in tissues involved in lipid metabolism, such as the liver, intestine, and macrophages. Its activity is tightly regulated and responsive to cellular cholesterol levels, serving as a key mechanism to prevent cholesterol toxicity and maintain lipid homeostasis. Dysregulation...


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