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Acadm

Official Full Name
acyl-CoA dehydrogenase, C-4 to C-12 straight chain
Background
This gene encodes the medium-chain specific (C4 to C12 straight chain) acyl-Coenzyme A dehydrogenase. The homotetramer enzyme catalyzes the initial step of the mitochondrial fatty acid beta-oxidation pathway. Defects in this gene cause medium-chain acyl-CoA dehydrogenase deficiency, a disease characterized by hepatic dysfunction, fasting hypoglycemia, and encephalopathy, which can result in infantile death. Alternatively spliced transcript variants encoding different isoforms have been found for this gene.
Synonyms
ACADM; acyl-CoA dehydrogenase, C-4 to C-12 straight chain; acyl Coenzyme A dehydrogenase, C 4 to C 12 straight chain; medium-chain specific acyl-CoA dehydrogenase, mitochondrial; ACAD1; MCAD; MCADH; acyl-Coenzyme A dehydrogenase, C-4 to C-12 straight chai; acyl-Coenzyme A dehydrogenase, C-4 to C-12 straight chain; MCAD, ACAD1, MCADH; fb53e01; zgc:56101; zgc:76911; wu:fb53e01; zgc:111905

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