This gene encodes a member of the acyl-CoA dehydrogenase family. Members of this family of proteins localize to the mitochondria and catalyze the rate-limiting step in the beta-oxidation of fatty acyl-CoA. The encoded protein is specifically active toward palmitoyl-CoA and long-chain unsaturated substrates. Mutations in this gene cause acyl-CoA dehydrogenase family member type 9 deficiency. Alternate splicing results in multiple transcript variants.
ACAD9; acyl-CoA dehydrogenase family, member 9; acyl Coenzyme A dehydrogenase family, member 9; acyl-CoA dehydrogenase family member 9, mitochondrial; MGC14452; NPD002; very-long-chain acyl-CoA dehydrogenase VLCAD; acyl-Coenzyme A dehydrogenase family, me; acyl-Coenzyme A dehydrogenase family, member 9; FLJ23533; im:7141484; zgc:136367