Aliases for PAH Gene
External Ids for PAH Gene
Previous GeneCards Identifiers for PAH Gene
PAH encodes the enzyme phenylalanine hydroxylase that is the rate-limiting step in phenylalanine catabolism. Deficiency of this enzyme activity results in the autosomal recessive disorder phenylketonuria. [provided by RefSeq, Jul 2008]
GeneCards Summary for PAH Gene
PAH (Phenylalanine Hydroxylase) is a Protein Coding gene. Diseases associated with PAH include Phenylketonuria and Tetrahydrobiopterin-Responsive Hyperphenylalaninemia/Phenylketonuria. Among its related pathways are Histidine, lysine, phenylalanine, tyrosine, proline and tryptophan catabolism and Tyrosine metabolism. GO annotations related to this gene include iron ion binding and oxidoreductase activity, acting on paired donors, with incorporation or reduction of molecular oxygen, reduced pteridine as one donor, and incorporation of one atom of oxygen. An important paralog of this gene is TPH1.