The gene on chromosome 9q34.3 that encodes carboxyl ester lipase (OMIM: 114840, UniProtKB: P19835)a glycoprotein secreted by the exocrine pancreas into the common bile duct and from the lactating breast into milk, which is involved in hydrolysis and absorption of cholesterol and lipid soluble vitamin esters.

Molecular pathology Defects in CEL cause maturity-onset diabetes of the young 8 with exocrine dysfunction–MODY8 (OMIM:609812) 

Synonyms Bile salt-activated lipase, BSSL, bile salt-dependent lipase, oncofetal isoform, MODY8, bile-salt-activated lipase, cholesterol esterase, bucelipase, pancreatic lysophospholipase, carboxyl ester hydrolase, sterol esterase, fetoacinar pancreatic protein, BAL, lysophospholipase, pancreatic, CELL, bucelipase, BSDL, EC, CEase, EC, FAP, bile salt-stimulated lipase, FAPP, carboxyl ester lipase, LIPA, EC 3.1.1

References http://www.genecards.org/cgi-bin/carddisp.pl?gene=CEL


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