Acyltransferase, Lecithin Cholesterol
Cholesterol Acyltransferase, Lecithin
Cholesterol Ester Lysolecithin Acyltransferase
Lecithin Cholesterol Acyltransferase
Phosophatidylcholine Sterol Acyltransferase
Phosphatidylcholine Sterol O Acyltransferase
An enzyme secreted from the liver into the plasma of many mammalian species. It catalyzes the esterification of the hydroxyl group of lipoprotein cholesterol by the transfer of a fatty acid from the C-2 position of lecithin. In familial lecithin:cholesterol acyltransferase deficiency disease, the absence of the enzyme results in an excess of unesterified cholesterol in plasma.