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Aliases for ACADM Gene

Aliases for ACADM Gene

  • Acyl-CoA Dehydrogenase, C-4 To C-12 Straight Chain 2 3
  • MCAD 3 4 6
  • Acyl-Coenzyme A Dehydrogenase, C-4 To C-12 Straight Chain 2 3
  • Medium-Chain Specific Acyl-CoA Dehydrogenase, Mitochondrial 3
  • EC 63
  • EC 4
  • EC 1.3.99 63
  • ACAD1 3
  • MCADH 3

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Previous GeneCards Identifiers for ACADM Gene

  • GC01P076309
  • GC01P075125
  • GC01P075606
  • GC01P075612
  • GC01P075902
  • GC01P076190
  • GC01P074319

Summaries for ACADM Gene

Entrez Gene Summary for ACADM Gene

  • 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. [provided by RefSeq, Jul 2008]

GeneCards Summary for ACADM Gene

ACADM (Acyl-CoA Dehydrogenase, C-4 To C-12 Straight Chain) is a Protein Coding gene. Diseases associated with ACADM include acyl-coa dehydrogenase, medium chain, deficiency of and medium-chain acyl-coenzyme a dehydrogenase deficiency. Among its related pathways are Metabolism and Metabolism. GO annotations related to this gene include identical protein binding and acyl-CoA dehydrogenase activity. An important paralog of this gene is ACAD8.

UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for ACADM Gene

  • This enzyme is specific for acyl chain lengths of 4 to 16

No data available for Tocris Summary , Gene Wiki entry , PharmGKB "VIP" Summary , fRNAdb sequence ontologies and piRNA Summary for ACADM Gene

Genomics for ACADM Gene

Regulatory Elements for ACADM Gene

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Genomic Location for ACADM Gene

75,724,347 bp from pter
75,787,575 bp from pter
63,229 bases
Plus strand

Genomic View for ACADM Gene

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Genomic Location for ACADM Gene
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RefSeq DNA sequence for ACADM Gene

Proteins for ACADM Gene

  • Protein details for ACADM Gene (UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot)

    Protein Symbol:
    Recommended name:
    Medium-chain specific acyl-CoA dehydrogenase, mitochondrial
    Protein Accession:
    Secondary Accessions:
    • Q5T4U4
    • Q9NYF1

    Protein attributes for ACADM Gene

    421 amino acids
    Molecular mass:
    46588 Da
    Name=FAD; Xref=ChEBI:CHEBI:57692;
    Quaternary structure:
    • Homotetramer. Interacts with the heterodimeric electron transfer flavoprotein ETF.
    • A number of straight-chain acyl-CoA dehydrogenases of different substrate specificities are present in mammalian tissues
    • Utilizes the electron transfer flavoprotein (ETF) as electron acceptor that transfers the electrons to the main mitochondrial respiratory chain via ETF-ubiquinone oxidoreductase (ETF dehydrogenase)

    Three dimensional structures from OCA and Proteopedia for ACADM Gene

    Alternative splice isoforms for ACADM Gene


neXtProt entry for ACADM Gene

Proteomics data for ACADM Gene at MOPED

Post-translational modifications for ACADM Gene

  • Acetylation at Lys-307 and Lys-311 in proximity of the cofactor-binding sites reduces catalytic activity (By similarity). These sites are deacetylated by SIRT3.
  • Ubiquitination at Lys395
  • Modification sites at PhosphoSitePlus

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Domains for ACADM Gene

Gene Families for ACADM Gene

Graphical View of Domain Structure for InterPro Entry



  • Belongs to the acyl-CoA dehydrogenase family.
  • Belongs to the acyl-CoA dehydrogenase family.
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Function for ACADM Gene

Molecular function for ACADM Gene

GENATLAS Biochemistry:
acyl-CoA dehydrogenase,medium chain (C6-C12),mitochondrial,fatty acid beta-oxidation
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot CatalyticActivity:
A medium-chain acyl-CoA + electron-transfer flavoprotein = a medium-chain trans-2,3-dehydroacyl-CoA + reduced electron-transfer flavoprotein
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot Function:
This enzyme is specific for acyl chain lengths of 4 to 16

Enzyme Numbers (IUBMB) for ACADM Gene

Gene Ontology (GO) - Molecular Function for ACADM Gene

GO ID Qualified GO term Evidence PubMed IDs
GO:0003995 acyl-CoA dehydrogenase activity TAS --
GO:0016627 oxidoreductase activity, acting on the CH-CH group of donors --
GO:0042802 identical protein binding IDA 19224950
GO:0050660 flavin adenine dinucleotide binding IEA --
GO:0070991 medium-chain-acyl-CoA dehydrogenase activity IDA 1902818
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Animal Models for ACADM Gene

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No data available for Transcription Factor Targets and HOMER Transcription for ACADM Gene

Localization for ACADM Gene

Subcellular locations from UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for ACADM Gene

Mitochondrion matrix.

Subcellular locations from

Jensen Localization Image for ACADM Gene COMPARTMENTS Subcellular localization image for ACADM gene
Compartment Confidence
mitochondrion 5
cytosol 2
peroxisome 2

Gene Ontology (GO) - Cellular Components for ACADM Gene

GO ID Qualified GO term Evidence PubMed IDs
GO:0005634 nucleus IDA 21630459
GO:0005739 mitochondrion IDA --
GO:0005759 mitochondrial matrix TAS --
GO:0030424 axon IDA 21237683
GO:0070062 extracellular exosome IDA 23376485
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Pathways for ACADM Gene

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UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot P11310-ACADM_HUMAN

  • Pathway: Lipid metabolism; mitochondrial fatty acid beta-oxidation

Gene Ontology (GO) - Biological Process for ACADM Gene

GO ID Qualified GO term Evidence PubMed IDs
GO:0001889 liver development --
GO:0005978 glycogen biosynthetic process --
GO:0006082 organic acid metabolic process --
GO:0006111 regulation of gluconeogenesis --
GO:0006635 fatty acid beta-oxidation TAS --
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(3) Drugbank Compounds for ACADM Gene

Compound Status Synonyms Cas Number PubChem ID Type Actions PubMed IDs
Flavin adenine dinucleotide
  • Adenosine 5'-(trihydrogen pyrophosphate), 5'-5'-ester with riboflavine
146-14-5 643975 Target approved
3-Thiaoctanoyl-Coenzyme A
46936666 Target experimental
Octanoyl-Coenzyme A
46936526 Target experimental

(42) HMDB Compounds for ACADM Gene

Compound Synonyms Cas Number PubMed IDs
  • (E)-S-2-decenoate
  • (2E)-Dodec-2-enoyl-CoA
  • (2E)-Hexadecenoyl-CoA
  • (E)-S-2-octenoate
  • (2E)-Tetradecenoyl-CoA

(43) Novoseek inferred chemical compound relationships for ACADM Gene

Compound -log(P) Hits PubMed IDs
acyl-coa 97.3 133
cis-4-decenoic acid 95.6 4
octanoylcarnitine 95.5 16
3-phenylpropionylglycine 94.6 7
suberylglycine 94.1 1
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Transcripts for ACADM Gene

Unigene Clusters for ACADM Gene

Acyl-CoA dehydrogenase, C-4 to C-12 straight chain:
Representative Sequences:

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Alternative Splicing Database (ASD) splice patterns (SP) for ACADM Gene

ExUns: 1a · 1b · 1c · 1d ^ 2a · 2b ^ 3 ^ 4 ^ 5a · 5b · 5c · 5d ^ 6 ^ 7a · 7b ^ 8 ^ 9a · 9b ^ 10a · 10b ^ 11 ^ 12a · 12b ^ 13
SP1: - - - - - - -
SP2: - - - - - -
SP3: -
SP6: -
SP7: - -
SP8: - -

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ECgene alternative splicing isoforms for

Expression for ACADM Gene

mRNA expression in normal human tissues for ACADM Gene

mRNA expression in embryonic tissues and stem cells from LifeMap Discovery

mRNA differential expression in normal tissues according to GTEx for ACADM Gene

This gene is overexpressed in Muscle - Skeletal (4.9) and Heart - Left Ventricle (4.7).

Protein differential expression in normal tissues for ACADM Gene

This gene is overexpressed in Heart (10.0), Kidney (9.5), and Liver (8.8).

Integrated Proteomics: protein expression from ProteomicsDB, PaxDb, MOPED, and MaxQB for ACADM Gene

SOURCE GeneReport for Unigene cluster for ACADM Gene Hs.445040

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No data available for mRNA Expression by UniProt/SwissProt for ACADM Gene

Orthologs for ACADM Gene

This gene was present in the common ancestor of animals.

Orthologs for ACADM Gene

Organism Taxonomy Gene Similarity Type Details
(Bos Taurus)
Mammalia ACADM 35
  • 90.63 (n)
  • 90.95 (a)
  • 91 (a)
(Canis familiaris)
Mammalia ACADM 35
  • 90.81 (n)
  • 90.98 (a)
  • 89 (a)
(Mus musculus)
Mammalia Acadm 35
  • 82.5 (n)
  • 87.89 (a)
Acadm 16
Acadm 36
  • 88 (a)
(Pan troglodytes)
Mammalia ACADM 35
  • 99.6 (n)
  • 99.52 (a)
  • 100 (a)
(Rattus norvegicus)
Mammalia Acadm 35
  • 81.79 (n)
  • 86.22 (a)
(Monodelphis domestica)
Mammalia ACADM 36
  • 77 (a)
(Ornithorhynchus anatinus)
Mammalia ACADM 36
  • 84 (a)
(Gallus gallus)
Aves GNG11 36
  • 27 (a)
(Anolis carolinensis)
Reptilia ACADM 36
  • 83 (a)
tropical clawed frog
(Silurana tropicalis)
Amphibia acadm 35
  • 75.83 (n)
  • 83.94 (a)
Str.7172 35
African clawed frog
(Xenopus laevis)
Amphibia Xl.23817 35
(Danio rerio)
Actinopterygii acadm 35
  • 75.3 (n)
  • 84.72 (a)
Dr.7343 35
acadm 36
  • 79 (a)
rainbow trout
(Oncorhynchus mykiss)
Actinopterygii Omy.9778 35
fruit fly
(Drosophila melanogaster)
Insecta CG12262 37
  • 69 (a)
CG12262 35
  • 61.63 (n)
  • 70.79 (a)
CG12262 36
  • 68 (a)
African malaria mosquito
(Anopheles gambiae)
Insecta AgaP_AGAP005662 35
  • 59.74 (n)
  • 70.91 (a)
(Caenorhabditis elegans)
Secernentea C02D5.1 37
  • 29 (a)
C37A2.3 37
  • 29 (a)
K05F1.3 37
  • 61 (a)
T08G2.3 37
  • 64 (a)
T25G12.5 37
  • 63 (a)
acdh-8 35
  • 62.31 (n)
  • 60.3 (a)
acdh-10 36
  • 59 (a)
acdh-7 36
  • 59 (a)
acdh-8 36
  • 58 (a)
sea squirt
(Ciona savignyi)
Ascidiacea -- 36
  • 61 (a)
Species with no ortholog for ACADM:
  • A. gosspyii yeast (Ashbya gossypii)
  • Actinobacteria (Mycobacterium tuberculosis)
  • Alicante grape (Vitis vinifera)
  • alpha proteobacteria (Wolbachia pipientis)
  • amoeba (Dictyostelium discoideum)
  • Archea (Pyrococcus horikoshii)
  • baker's yeast (Saccharomyces cerevisiae)
  • barley (Hordeum vulgare)
  • beta proteobacteria (Neisseria meningitidis)
  • bread mold (Neurospora crassa)
  • Chromalveolata (Phytophthora infestans)
  • common water flea (Daphnia pulex)
  • corn (Zea mays)
  • E. coli (Escherichia coli)
  • filamentous fungi (Aspergillus nidulans)
  • Firmicute bacteria (Streptococcus pneumoniae)
  • fission yeast (Schizosaccharomyces pombe)
  • green algae (Chlamydomonas reinhardtii)
  • honey bee (Apis mellifera)
  • K. lactis yeast (Kluyveromyces lactis)
  • loblloly pine (Pinus taeda)
  • malaria parasite (Plasmodium falciparum)
  • medicago trunc (Medicago Truncatula)
  • moss (Physcomitrella patens)
  • orangutan (Pongo pygmaeus)
  • pig (Sus scrofa)
  • rice (Oryza sativa)
  • rice blast fungus (Magnaporthe grisea)
  • schistosome parasite (Schistosoma mansoni)
  • sea anemone (Nematostella vectensis)
  • sea urchin (Strongylocentrotus purpuratus)
  • sorghum (Sorghum bicolor)
  • soybean (Glycine max)
  • stem rust fungus (Puccinia graminis)
  • sugarcane (Saccharum officinarum)
  • thale cress (Arabidopsis thaliana)
  • tomato (Lycopersicon esculentum)
  • toxoplasmosis (Toxoplasma gondii)
  • Trichoplax (Trichoplax adhaerens)
  • wheat (Triticum aestivum)

Evolution for ACADM Gene

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Paralogs for ACADM Gene

Paralogs for ACADM Gene

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Variants for ACADM Gene

Sequence variations from dbSNP and Humsavar for ACADM Gene

SNP ID Clin Chr 01 pos Sequence Context AA Info Type MAF
rs11161510 -- 75,744,604(+) AGAAG(C/T)GAACA intron-variant
rs11161493 -- 75,740,569(+) TGAAA(A/T)TTTCT intron-variant
rs11161468 -- 75,726,897(+) CCTTC(C/T)GGGTT intron-variant
rs11161465 -- 75,726,059(+) TGTTC(C/T)ATGTA intron-variant
rs10873685 -- 75,753,133(+) TGGGC(A/C)AGAGA intron-variant

Structural Variations from Database of Genomic Variants (DGV) for ACADM Gene

Variant ID Type Subtype PubMed ID
nsv519329 CNV Gain 19592680
nsv870520 CNV Loss 21882294
nsv830281 CNV Loss 17160897
nsv871572 CNV Gain 21882294

Relevant External Links for ACADM Gene

HapMap Linkage Disequilibrium report
Human Gene Mutation Database (HGMD)
Locus Specific Mutation Databases (LSDB)

No data available for Polymorphic Variants from UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for ACADM Gene

Disorders for ACADM Gene

(1) OMIM Diseases for ACADM Gene (607008)


  • Acyl-CoA dehydrogenase medium-chain deficiency (ACADMD) [MIM:201450]: An inborn error of mitochondrial fatty acid beta-oxidation which causes fasting hypoglycemia, hepatic dysfunction and encephalopathy, often resulting in death in infancy. {ECO:0000269 PubMed:10767181, ECO:0000269 PubMed:11349232, ECO:0000269 PubMed:11409868, ECO:0000269 PubMed:11486912, ECO:0000269 PubMed:1671131, ECO:0000269 PubMed:1684086, ECO:0000269 PubMed:1902818, ECO:0000269 PubMed:2251268, ECO:0000269 PubMed:2393404, ECO:0000269 PubMed:2394825, ECO:0000269 PubMed:7603790, ECO:0000269 PubMed:7929823, ECO:0000269 PubMed:8198141, ECO:0000269 PubMed:9158144}. Note=The disease is caused by mutations affecting the gene represented in this entry.

(28) Novoseek inferred disease relationships for ACADM Gene

Disease -log(P) Hits PubMed IDs
mcad deficiency 99.5 339
scad deficiency 87.5 2
reye-like syndrome 76.9 3
reye syndrome 73.7 6
sudden infant death syndrome 73.5 18

Genatlas disease for ACADM Gene

dicarboxylic aciduria,non ketotic hypoglycemia,Reye-like syndrome,sudden infant death syndrome

Relevant External Links for ACADM

Genetic Association Database (GAD)
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No data available for University of Copenhagen DISEASES for ACADM Gene

Publications for ACADM Gene

  1. Medium-chain acyl-CoA dehydrogenase (MCAD) mutations identified by MS/MS-based prospective screening of newborns differ from those observed in patients with clinical symptoms: identification and characterization of a new, prevalent mutation that results in mild MCAD deficiency. (PMID: 11349232) Andresen B.S. … Gregersen N. (Am. J. Hum. Genet. 2001) 3 4 23 48
  2. Biochemical characterization of a variant human medium-chain acyl-CoA dehydrogenase with a disease-associated mutation localized in the active site. (PMID: 9882619) Kuchler B. … Ghisla S. (Biochem. J. 1999) 3 4 23
  3. The molecular basis of medium-chain acyl-CoA dehydrogenase (MCAD) deficiency in compound heterozygous patients: is there correlation between genotype and phenotype? (PMID: 9158144) Andresen B.S. … Gregersen N. (Hum. Mol. Genet. 1997) 3 4 23
  4. A novel mutation in medium chain acyl-CoA dehydrogenase causes sudden neonatal death. (PMID: 7929823) Brackett J.C. … Strauss A.W. (J. Clin. Invest. 1994) 3 4 23
  5. A novel tandem mass spectrometry method for rapid confirmation of medium- and very long-chain acyl-CoA dehydrogenase deficiency in newborns. (PMID: 19649258) ter Veld F. … Spiekerkoetter U. (PLoS ONE 2009) 3 23 48

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