Aliases for LDHA Gene
External Ids for LDHA Gene
Previous GeneCards Identifiers for LDHA Gene
The protein encoded by this gene catalyzes the conversion of L-lactate and NAD to pyruvate and NADH in the final step of anaerobic glycolysis. The protein is found predominantly in muscle tissue and belongs to the lactate dehydrogenase family. Mutations in this gene have been linked to exertional myoglobinuria. Multiple transcript variants encoding different isoforms have been found for this gene. The human genome contains several non-transcribed pseudogenes of this gene. [provided by RefSeq, Sep 2008]
GeneCards Summary for LDHA Gene
LDHA (Lactate Dehydrogenase A) is a Protein Coding gene. Diseases associated with LDHA include Fanconi-Bickel Syndrome and Myoglobinuria. Among its related pathways are Validated targets of C-MYC transcriptional activation and Pyruvate metabolism and Citric Acid (TCA) cycle. GO annotations related to this gene include oxidoreductase activity and L-lactate dehydrogenase activity. An important paralog of this gene is LDHB.
Lactate Dehydrogenase A (LDHA; LDH5), EC 126.96.36.199, is one of five isoforms of the lactate dehydrogenase family. It catalyzes the conversion of pyruvate to lactate under anaerobic conditions and is key in the altered glycolytic metabolism that is a feature of cancer cells.