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Systematic name YLR372W
Gene name SUR4
Aliases APA1, ELO3, SRE1, VBM1
Feature type ORF, Verified
Coordinates Chr XII:867354..868391
Primary SGDID S000004364

Description of YLR372W: Elongase, involved in fatty acid and sphingolipid biosynthesis; synthesizes very long chain 20-26-carbon fatty acids from C18-CoA primers; involved in regulation of sphingolipid biosynthesis[1][2]


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  1. Kobayashi SD and Nagiec MM (2003) Ceramide/long-chain base phosphate rheostat in Saccharomyces cerevisiae: regulation of ceramide synthesis by Elo3p and Cka2p. Eukaryot Cell 2(2):284-94 SGD PMID 12684378
  2. Oh CS, et al. (1997) ELO2 and ELO3, homologues of the Saccharomyces cerevisiae ELO1 gene, function in fatty acid elongation and are required for sphingolipid formation. J Biol Chem 272(28):17376-84 SGD PMID 9211877

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