Official Full Name
glycogen synthase 2 (liver)
The protein encoded by this gene, liver glycogen synthase, catalyzes the rate-limiting step in the synthesis of glycogen - the transfer of a glucose molecule from UDP-glucose to a terminal branch of the glycogen molecule. Mutations in this gene cause glycogen storage disease type 0 (GSD-0) - a rare type of early childhood fasting hypoglycemia with decreased liver glycogen content.
GYS2; glycogen synthase 2 (liver); glycogen [starch] synthase, liver; Glycogen starch synthase liver; EC 220.127.116.11; Glycogen synthase 2 liver; glycogen synthase 2; cb765; zgc:112057