Aliases for ALAS2 Gene
External Ids for ALAS2 Gene
Previous Symbols for ALAS2 Gene
The product of this gene specifies an erythroid-specific mitochondrially located enzyme. The encoded protein catalyzes the first step in the heme biosynthetic pathway. Defects in this gene cause X-linked pyridoxine-responsive sideroblastic anemia. Alternatively spliced transcript variants encoding different isoforms have been identified. [provided by RefSeq, Jul 2008]
GeneCards Summary for ALAS2 Gene
ALAS2 (5'-Aminolevulinate Synthase 2) is a Protein Coding gene. Diseases associated with ALAS2 include anemia, sideroblastic, x-linked and sideroblastic anemia acquired. Among its related pathways are Metabolism and Metabolism. GO annotations related to this gene include pyridoxal phosphate binding and glycine binding. An important paralog of this gene is GCAT.