Plays a role in lipoprotein assembly and dietary cholesterol absorption. In addition to its acyltransferase activity, it may act as a ligase. May provide cholesteryl esters for lipoprotein secretion from hepatocytes and intestinal mucosa.
Subcellular location: Intracellular
Synonyms: ACAT2, ARGP2, ACACT2, Sterol O-acyltransferase 2, Acyl-coenzyme A:cholesterol acyltransferase 2, ACAT-2, Cholesterol acyltransferase 2, SOAT2