The protein encoded by this gene has a long and a short form, generated by use of alternative translational start codons. The long form is expressed in steroidogenic tissues such as testis, where it converts cholesteryl esters to free cholesterol for steroid hormone production. The short form is expressed in adipose tissue, among others, where it hydrolyzes stored triglycerides to free fatty acids.
Alternative names and synonyms associated with LIPE
lipase E, hormone sensitive type (LIPE) ELISA Kit
lipase E, hormone sensitive type (Lipe) ELISA Kit
lipase, hormone-sensitive (LIPE) ELISA Kit
lipase, hormone-sensitive (lipe) ELISA Kit
lipase, hormone-sensitive L homeolog (lipe.L) ELISA Kit