Aliases for ACMSD Gene
External Ids for ACMSD Gene
The neuronal excitotoxin quinolinate is an intermediate in the de novo synthesis pathway of NAD from tryptophan, and has been implicated in the pathogenesis of several neurodegenerative disorders. Quinolinate is derived from alpha-amino-beta-carboxy-muconate-epsilon-semialdehyde (ACMS). ACMSD (ACMS decarboxylase; EC 188.8.131.52) can divert ACMS to a benign catabolite and thus prevent the accumulation of quinolinate from ACMS.[supplied by OMIM, Oct 2004]
GeneCards Summary for ACMSD Gene
ACMSD (Aminocarboxymuconate Semialdehyde Decarboxylase) is a Protein Coding gene. Among its related pathways are Metabolism and Metabolism. GO annotations related to this gene include aminocarboxymuconate-semialdehyde decarboxylase activity.
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for ACMSD Gene
Converts alpha-amino-beta-carboxymuconate-epsilon-semialdehyde (ACMS) to alpha-aminomuconate semialdehyde (AMS). ACMS can be converted non-enzymatically to quinolate (QA), a key precursor of NAD, and a potent endogenous excitotoxin of neuronal cells which is implicated in the pathogenesis of various neurodegenerative disorders. In the presence of ACMSD, ACMS is converted to AMS, a benign catabolite. ACMSD ultimately controls the metabolic fate of tryptophan catabolism along the kynurenine pathway.