Aliases for CSAD Gene
External Ids for CSAD Gene
Previous GeneCards Identifiers for CSAD Gene
This gene encodes a member of the group 2 decarboxylase family. A similar protein in rodents plays a role in multiple biological processes as the rate-limiting enzyme in taurine biosynthesis, catalyzing the decarboxylation of cysteinesulfinate to hypotaurine. Alternatively spliced transcript variants encoding multiple isoforms have been observed for this gene. [provided by RefSeq, Sep 2011]
GeneCards Summary for CSAD Gene
CSAD (Cysteine Sulfinic Acid Decarboxylase) is a Protein Coding gene. Diseases associated with CSAD include disuse amblyopia. Among its related pathways are Metabolism and CDK-mediated phosphorylation and removal of Cdc6. GO annotations related to this gene include pyridoxal phosphate binding and carboxy-lyase activity. An important paralog of this gene is DDC.