FunctionPlays a role in the regulation of lipogenesis by producing N-acetylaspartate acid (NAA), a brain-specific metabolite. NAA occurs in high concentration in brain and its hydrolysis plays a significant part in the maintenance of intact white matter. Promotes dopamine uptake by regulating TNF-alpha expression. Attenuates methamphetamine-induced inhibition of dopamine uptake.
Tissue specificityExpressed in brain.
Sequence similaritiesBelongs to the camello family. Contains 1 N-acetyltransferase domain.
Cellular localizationCytoplasm. Membrane. Microsome membrane. Mitochondrion membrane. Rough endoplasmic reticulum membrane. Its enzymatic activity contribution is quantitatively larger in mitochondrial compartment than in extramitochondrial compartment.
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