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 Taurine and hypotaurine metabolism and Sulfur amino acid metabolism. GO annotations related to this gene include pyridoxal phosphate binding and carboxy-lyase activity. An important paralog of this gene is DDC.