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Scd3  -  stearoyl-coenzyme A desaturase 3

Mus musculus

Synonyms: 4930513N16Rik
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High impact information on Scd3

  • Scd3 is expressed in the skin of young asebia mutant mice (Scd1(ab2J)/Scd1(ab2J)) in the absence of Scd1 [1].
  • Here we report the identification and characterization of a novel member of this family, Scd3, whose expression is restricted to mouse skin, specifically to the sebaceous gland [1].
  • The Scd3 gene codes for a transcript of approximately 4.9 kb with an open reading frame that results in a 359-amino-acid protein [1].

Other interactions of Scd3

  • The promoter sequence of Scd3 reveals similarity with Scd1 in the proximal region but also possesses several distinctive features including the polyunsaturated fatty acid-response element [1].


  1. Scd3--a novel gene of the stearoyl-CoA desaturase family with restricted expression in skin. Zheng, Y., Prouty, S.M., Harmon, A., Sundberg, J.P., Stenn, K.S., Parimoo, S. Genomics (2001) [Pubmed]
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