Literature on LRAT
Lecithin retinol acyltransferase (phosphatidylcholine--retinol O-acyltransferase); Transfers the acyl group from the sn-1 position of phosphatidylcholine to all-trans retinol, producing all-trans retinyl esters. Retinyl esters are storage forms of vitamin A. LRAT plays a critical role in vision. It provides the all-trans retinyl ester substrates for the isomerohydrolase which processes the esters into 11-cis-retinol in the retinal pigment epithelium; due to a membrane-associated alcohol dehydrogenase, 11 cis-retinol is oxidized and converted into 11-cis-retinaldehyde which is the chromophore for rhodopsin and the cone photopigments; Belongs to the H-rev107 family.
Synonyms: LRAT, D6RC94, O95237, D6RC94p, hD6RC94 ...