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What is the official name of the ACP6 gene?

The official name of this gene is “acid phosphatase 6, lysophosphatidic.”

ACP6 is the gene's official symbol. The ACP6 gene is also known by other names, listed below.

What is the normal function of the ACP6 gene?

From UniProt (

Hydrolyzes lysophosphatidic acid (LPA) containing a medium length fatty acid chain to the corresponding monoacylglycerol. Has highest activity with lysophosphatidic acid containing myristate (C14:0), monounsaturated oleate (C18:1) or palmitate (C16:0), and lower activity with C18:0 and C6:0 lysophosphatidic acid.

NOTE: UniProt ( suggests using caution when interpreting this information.

How are changes in the ACP6 gene related to health conditions?

Genetics Home Reference provides information about 1q21.1 microdeletion, which is associated with changes in the ACP6 gene. (, a catalog designed for genetics professionals and researchers, provides the following information about the ACP6 gene and its association with health conditions.

Where is the ACP6 gene located?

Cytogenetic Location: 1q21

Molecular Location on chromosome 1: base pairs 147,629,285 to 147,670,511

The ACP6 gene is located on the long (q) arm of chromosome 1 at position 21.

The ACP6 gene is located on the long (q) arm of chromosome 1 at position 21.

More precisely, the ACP6 gene is located from base pair 147,629,285 to base pair 147,670,511 on chromosome 1.

See How do geneticists indicate the location of a gene? ( in the Handbook.

Where can I find additional information about ACP6?

You may also be interested in these resources, which are designed for genetics professionals and researchers.

What other names do people use for the ACP6 gene or gene products?

  • ACPL1
  • LPAP
  • PACPL1

See How are genetic conditions and genes named? ( in the Handbook.

What glossary definitions help with understanding ACP6?


You may find definitions for these and many other terms in the Genetics Home Reference Glossary.


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Published: July 27, 2015