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Systematic name YDR062W
Gene name LCB2
Aliases SCS1, TSC1
Feature type ORF, Verified
Coordinates Chr IV:576474..578159
Primary SGDID S000002469

Description of YDR062W: Component of serine palmitoyltransferase, responsible along with Lcb1p for the first committed step in sphingolipid synthesis, which is the condensation of serine with palmitoyl-CoA to form 3-ketosphinganine[1][2]


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  1. Nagiec MM, et al. (1994) The LCB2 gene of Saccharomyces and the related LCB1 gene encode subunits of serine palmitoyltransferase, the initial enzyme in sphingolipid synthesis. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 91(17):7899-902 SGD PMID 8058731
  2. Zhao C, et al. (1994) Suppressors of the Ca(2+)-sensitive yeast mutant (csg2) identify genes involved in sphingolipid biosynthesis. Cloning and characterization of SCS1, a gene required for serine palmitoyltransferase activity. J Biol Chem 269(34):21480-8 SGD PMID 8063782

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