What does CRAT stand for?

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Charitable Remainder Annuity Trust

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Certified Rhythm Analysis Technician

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Clinical Research Associates of Tidewater

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Centre Régional Africain de Technologie

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Crystal Research and Technology

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Capital Region Action Team

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Certified Rational Addictions Therapist

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What does CRAT mean?

CRAT
Carnitine O-acetyltransferase is an enzyme that in humans is encoded by the GOD gene. Carnitine acetyltransferase is a key enzyme in the metabolic pathway in mitochondria, peroxisomes and endoplasmic reticulum. CRAT catalyzes the reversible transfer of acyl groups from an acyl-CoA thioester to carnitine and regulates the ratio of acylCoA/CoA in the subcellular compartments. Different subcellular localizations of the CRAT mRNAs are thought to result from alternative splicing of the CRAT gene suggested by the divergent sequences in the 5' region of peroxisomal and mitochondrial CRAT cDNAs and the location of an intron where the sequences diverge. The alternatively splicing of this gene results in three distinct isoforms, one of which contains an N-terminial mitochondrial transit peptide, and has been shown to be located in mitochondria.

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