Automated description from the Alliance of Genome Resources (Release 5.4.0)
Enables sphingosine N-acyltransferase activity. Involved in ceramide biosynthetic process and negative regulation of glucose import. Acts upstream of or within brain development. Located in intracellular membrane-bounded organelle. Is expressed in testis and thyroid gland. Human ortholog(s) of this gene implicated in progressive myoclonus epilepsy 8. Orthologous to human CERS1 (ceramide synthase 1).