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Information on EC 2.7.8.27 - sphingomyelin synthase

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The reaction can occur in both directions . This enzyme occupies a central position in sphingolipid and glycerophospholipid metabolism . Up- and down-regulation of its activity has been linked to mitogenic and pro-apoptotic signalling in a variety of mammalian cell types . Unlike EC 2.7.8.3, ceramide cholinephosphotransferase, CDP-choline cannot replace phosphatidylcholine as the donor of the phosphocholine moiety of sphingomyelin .
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The expected taxonomic range for this enzyme is: Eukaryota, Bacteria
Synonyms
sm synthase, sphingomyelin synthase 1, sgms1, sphingomyelin-synthase, sphingomyelin synthase 2, sgms2, sm synthase 1, sphingomyelin synthases 1, sphingomyelin synthase-related protein, more
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a ceramide + a phosphatidylcholine = a sphingomyelin + a 1,2-diacyl-sn-glycerol
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