Automated description from the Alliance of Genome Resources (Release 5.2.2)
Enables carboxylic ester hydrolase activity; protein kinase binding activity; and serine hydrolase activity. Involved in diacylglycerol catabolic process and ether lipid metabolic process. Acts upstream of or within cellular response to cold; long-chain fatty acid catabolic process; and triglyceride catabolic process. Located in cytosol; lipid droplet; and membrane. Is expressed in adipose tissue; ileum; and male reproductive gland or organ. Human ortholog(s) of this gene implicated in arteriosclerosis; familial partial lipodystrophy type 6; and hypertension. Orthologous to human LIPE (lipase E, hormone sensitive type).