Cholinephosphotransferase catalyses the final step in the synthesis of phosphatidylcholine by the transfer of phosphocholine from CDP-choline to diacylglycerol. The synthesis of phosphatidylethanolamine by ethanolaminephosphotransferase occurs using an analogous reaction. This gene codes for a choline/ethanolaminephosphotransferase. The protein can synthesize either choline- or ethanolamine- containing phospholipids. Two alternatively spliced transcripts encoding the same isoform have been identified. [provided by RefSeq, Jul 2008].
Synonyms: Cept1, CEPT1_HUMAN, Choline/ethanolamine phosphotransferase 1, Choline/ethanolaminephosphotransferase 1, DKFZp313G0615, hCEPT1, MGC45223.