Gene Symbol: ALE1
Description: lysophospholipid acyltransferase
Alias: LCA1, LPT1, SLC4, lysophospholipid acyltransferase
Species: Saccharomyces cerevisiae S288c

Top Publications

  1. Benghezal M, Roubaty C, Veepuri V, Knudsen J, Conzelmann A. SLC1 and SLC4 encode partially redundant acyl-coenzyme A 1-acylglycerol-3-phosphate O-acyltransferases of budding yeast. J Biol Chem. 2007;282:30845-55 pubmed
    ..Here we show that SLC4 (Yor175c), a gene of hitherto unknown function, encodes a second 1-acyl-sn-glycerol-3-phosphate acyltransferase...
  2. Tamaki H, Shimada A, Ito Y, Ohya M, Takase J, Miyashita M, et al. LPT1 encodes a membrane-bound O-acyltransferase involved in the acylation of lysophospholipids in the yeast Saccharomyces cerevisiae. J Biol Chem. 2007;282:34288-98 pubmed
    ..has been predicted to be a member of the membrane-bound O-acyltransferase superfamily, and we designated the gene LPT1. An Lpt1-green fluorescent protein fusion protein localized at the endoplasmic reticulum...
  3. Riekhof W, Wu J, Gijón M, Zarini S, Murphy R, Voelker D. Lysophosphatidylcholine metabolism in Saccharomyces cerevisiae: the role of P-type ATPases in transport and a broad specificity acyltransferase in acylation. J Biol Chem. 2007;282:36853-61 pubmed
    ..These results establish a new pathway for the net synthesis of PtdCho in yeast and provide new tools for the study of PtdCho synthesis, transport, and remodeling...
  4. Gulshan K, Moye Rowley W. Vacuolar import of phosphatidylcholine requires the ATP-binding cassette transporter Ybt1. Traffic. 2011;12:1257-68 pubmed publisher
    ..Our data describe a novel vacuolar route for lipid remodeling and reutilization in addition to previously described enzymatic avenues in the cytoplasm...
  5. Jain S, Stanford N, Bhagwat N, Seiler B, Costanzo M, Boone C, et al. Identification of a novel lysophospholipid acyltransferase in Saccharomyces cerevisiae. J Biol Chem. 2007;282:30562-9 pubmed
    ..One of the genes identified by the screen, LPT1, was found to encode for an acyltransferase that uses a variety of lysophospholipid species, including 1-acyl-sn-..
  6. Chen Q, Kazachkov M, Zheng Z, Zou J. The yeast acylglycerol acyltransferase LCA1 is a key component of Lands cycle for phosphatidylcholine turnover. FEBS Lett. 2007;581:5511-6 pubmed
    ..In this report, we provide evidence demonstrating that yeast YOR175c, herein designated as LCA1, encodes a key component of the Lands cycle, the acyl-CoA: lysophosphatidylcholine acyltransferase (LPCAT)...
  7. Schuiki I, Schnabl M, Czabany T, Hrastnik C, Daum G. Phosphatidylethanolamine synthesized by four different pathways is supplied to the plasma membrane of the yeast Saccharomyces cerevisiae. Biochim Biophys Acta. 2010;1801:480-6 pubmed publisher
    ..In summary, the PE level in the plasma membrane is strongly influenced by total cellular PE synthesis, but fine tuned by selective assembly mechanisms. ..
  8. Riekhof W, Wu J, Jones J, Voelker D. Identification and characterization of the major lysophosphatidylethanolamine acyltransferase in Saccharomyces cerevisiae. J Biol Chem. 2007;282:28344-52 pubmed
    ..reading frame, YOR175C, encodes the major acyl-CoA-dependent LPEAT activity in yeast and henceforth refer to it as ALE1 (acyltransferase for lyso-PtdEtn)...
  9. Renauer P, Nasiri N, Oelkers P. Saccharomyces cerevisiae lysophospholipid acyltransferase, Lpt1, requires Asp146 and Glu297 for catalysis. J Lipid Res. 2015;56:2143-50 pubmed publisher
    ..Acyl-CoA-dependent lysophospholipid acyltransferase activity with broad substrate use is mediated by Saccharomyces cerevisiae Lpt1p...

More Information


  1. Pagac M, de la Mora H, Duperrex C, Roubaty C, Vionnet C, Conzelmann A. Topology of 1-acyl-sn-glycerol-3-phosphate acyltransferases SLC1 and ALE1 and related membrane-bound O-acyltransferases (MBOATs) of Saccharomyces cerevisiae. J Biol Chem. 2011;286:36438-47 pubmed publisher
    ..The implications of these findings are discussed. ..