Official Full Name
glutaminase 2 (liver, mitochondrial)
The protein encoded by this gene is a mitochondrial phosphate-activated glutaminase that catalyzes the hydrolysis of glutamine to stoichiometric amounts of glutamate and ammonia. This protein is functionally similar to the kidney glutaminase but is a little smaller in size. Originally thought to be liver-specific, this protein has been found in other tissues as well. At least one transcribed pseudogene has been found for this gene.
GLS2; glutaminase 2 (liver, mitochondrial); glutaminase liver isoform, mitochondrial; GA; GLS; hLGA; LGA; L-glutaminase; glutaminase I; glutaminase GA; breast cell glutaminase; L-glutamine amidohydrolase; phosphate-activated glutaminase; phosphate-depende