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Aliases for GCDH Gene

Aliases for GCDH Gene

  • Glutaryl-CoA Dehydrogenase 2 3 5
  • Glutaryl-Coenzyme A Dehydrogenase 2 3
  • GCD 3 4
  • Glutaryl-CoA Dehydrogenase, Mitochondrial 3
  • Truncated Glutaryl-CoA Dehydrogenase 3
  • Truncated GCDH 3
  • EC 56
  • EC 4
  • EC 1.3.99 56
  • ACAD5 3

External Ids for GCDH Gene

Previous GeneCards Identifiers for GCDH Gene

  • GC19P013133
  • GC19P013224
  • GC19P012847
  • GC19P012862
  • GC19P012863
  • GC19P013001
  • GC19P012573

Summaries for GCDH Gene

Entrez Gene Summary for GCDH Gene

  • The protein encoded by this gene belongs to the acyl-CoA dehydrogenase family. It catalyzes the oxidative decarboxylation of glutaryl-CoA to crotonyl-CoA and CO(2) in the degradative pathway of L-lysine, L-hydroxylysine, and L-tryptophan metabolism. It uses electron transfer flavoprotein as its electron acceptor. The enzyme exists in the mitochondrial matrix as a homotetramer of 45-kD subunits. Mutations in this gene result in the metabolic disorder glutaric aciduria type 1, which is also known as glutaric acidemia type I. Alternative splicing of this gene results in multiple transcript variants. A related pseudogene has been identified on chromosome 12. [provided by RefSeq, Mar 2013]

GeneCards Summary for GCDH Gene

GCDH (Glutaryl-CoA Dehydrogenase) is a Protein Coding gene. Diseases associated with GCDH include Glutaric Acidemia I and Athetosis. Among its related pathways are superpathway of tryptophan utilization and Viral mRNA Translation. Gene Ontology (GO) annotations related to this gene include flavin adenine dinucleotide binding and fatty-acyl-CoA binding. An important paralog of this gene is ACADS.

UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for GCDH Gene

  • Catalyzes the oxidative decarboxylation of glutaryl-CoA to crotonyl-CoA and CO(2) in the degradative pathway of L-lysine, L-hydroxylysine, and L-tryptophan metabolism. It uses electron transfer flavoprotein as its electron acceptor. Isoform Short is inactive.

Additional gene information for GCDH Gene

No data available for CIViC summary , Tocris Summary , Gene Wiki entry , PharmGKB "VIP" Summary , fRNAdb sequence ontologies and piRNA Summary for GCDH Gene

Genomics for GCDH Gene

GeneHancer (GH) Regulatory Elements for GCDH Gene

Promoters and enhancers for GCDH Gene
GeneHancer (GH) Identifier GH Type GH
GH Sources Gene Association Score Total Score TSS distance (kb) Number of Genes Away Size (kb) Transcription Factor
Binding Sites
Gene Targets
GH19I012890 Promoter/Enhancer 1.6 Ensembl ENCODE 567 +0.3 255 1.8 HDGF PKNOX1 CLOCK ARNT ARID4B NEUROD1 SIN3A DMAP1 ZNF2 ZBTB7B GCDH CCDC130 ZNF136 ZNF44 ZNF799 ZNF564 ZNF700 TRIR ZNF878 ZNF763
GH19I012936 Promoter/Enhancer 2.5 EPDnew FANTOM5 Ensembl ENCODE dbSUPER 16.7 +48.1 48106 5.8 HDGF PKNOX1 CLOCK FOXA2 SMAD1 ARNT ARID4B NEUROD1 SIN3A DMAP1 CALR MIR6515 ZNF136 CCDC130 TRMT1 ZNF625 RPS6P25 ZNF44 ZNF844 ZNF564
GH19I012943 Promoter/Enhancer 2.3 EPDnew Ensembl ENCODE dbSUPER 16.5 +55.9 55894 6.8 HDGF PKNOX1 CLOCK SMAD1 MLX ARNT ARID4B SIN3A FEZF1 DMAP1 RAD23A CCDC130 ZNF564 WDR83OS ZNF136 TRIR MRI1 ZNF799 GCDH ZNF44
GH19I012932 Promoter/Enhancer 2.2 EPDnew Ensembl ENCODE dbSUPER 16.7 +42.5 42462 2.3 PKNOX1 SMAD1 ARID4B SIN3A DMAP1 ZNF2 YY1 POLR2B ZNF766 CBX5 FARSA GCDH DNASE2 FARSA-AS1
GH19I012918 Promoter/Enhancer 2 EPDnew Ensembl ENCODE 17.9 +28.8 28844 2.2 HDGF PKNOX1 ARNT SIN3A ZNF2 YY1 POLR2B ZNF213 E2F8 ZNF207 MIR5695 SYCE2 CCDC130 ZNF136 ZNF44 ZNF564 ZNF20 ZNF700 ZNF763 ZNF791
- Elite GeneHancer and/or Elite GeneHancer-gene association Download GeneHancer data dump

GeneHancers around GCDH on UCSC Golden Path with GeneCards custom track

Top Transcription factor binding sites by QIAGEN in the GCDH gene promoter:

Genomic Locations for GCDH Gene

Genomic Locations for GCDH Gene
23,605 bases
Plus strand

Genomic View for GCDH Gene

Genes around GCDH on UCSC Golden Path with GeneCards custom track

Cytogenetic band:
GCDH Gene in genomic location: bands according to Ensembl, locations according to GeneLoc (and/or Entrez Gene and/or Ensembl if different)
Genomic Location for GCDH Gene
GeneLoc Logo Genomic Neighborhood Exon StructureGene Density

RefSeq DNA sequence for GCDH Gene

Proteins for GCDH Gene

  • Protein details for GCDH Gene (UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot)

    Protein Symbol:
    Recommended name:
    Glutaryl-CoA dehydrogenase, mitochondrial
    Protein Accession:
    Secondary Accessions:
    • A8K2Z2
    • O14719

    Protein attributes for GCDH Gene

    438 amino acids
    Molecular mass:
    48127 Da
    Name=FAD; Xref=ChEBI:CHEBI:57692;
    Quaternary structure:
    • Homotetramer.

    Three dimensional structures from OCA and Proteopedia for GCDH Gene

    Alternative splice isoforms for GCDH Gene


neXtProt entry for GCDH Gene

Selected DME Specific Peptides for GCDH Gene


Post-translational modifications for GCDH Gene

  • Modification sites at PhosphoSitePlus
  • Modification sites at neXtProt

Domains & Families for GCDH Gene

Gene Families for GCDH Gene

Human Protein Atlas (HPA):
  • Disease related genes
  • Enzymes
  • Potential drug targets
  • Predicted intracellular proteins

Graphical View of Domain Structure for InterPro Entry



  • Belongs to the acyl-CoA dehydrogenase family.
  • Belongs to the acyl-CoA dehydrogenase family.
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Function for GCDH Gene

Molecular function for GCDH Gene

GENATLAS Biochemistry:
glutaryl-CoA dehydrogenase,flavoprotein dependent,mitochondrial matrix,lysine oxidation
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot BiophysicochemicalProperties:
Kinetic parameters: KM=4.7 uM for glutaryl-CoA (at pH 6.5) {ECO:0000269 PubMed:17176108, ECO:0000269 PubMed:6423663}; KM=5.5 uM for glutaryl-CoA (at pH 7.5) {ECO:0000269 PubMed:17176108, ECO:0000269 PubMed:6423663}; KM=8.1 uM for glutaryl-CoA (at pH 7.6) {ECO:0000269 PubMed:17176108, ECO:0000269 PubMed:6423663}; KM=34.0 uM for glutaryl-CoA (at pH 8.5) {ECO:0000269 PubMed:17176108, ECO:0000269 PubMed:6423663}; Note=Release of crotonyl-CoA product from the enzyme is the rate-determining step in its steady-state turnover.;
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot CatalyticActivity:
Glutaryl-CoA + electron-transfer flavoprotein = crotonyl-CoA + CO(2) + reduced electron-transfer flavoprotein.
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot EnzymeRegulation:
Strongly inhibited by MCPA-CoA, a metabolite of hypoglycin which is present in unripened fruit of the ackee tree.
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot Function:
Catalyzes the oxidative decarboxylation of glutaryl-CoA to crotonyl-CoA and CO(2) in the degradative pathway of L-lysine, L-hydroxylysine, and L-tryptophan metabolism. It uses electron transfer flavoprotein as its electron acceptor. Isoform Short is inactive.

Enzyme Numbers (IUBMB) for GCDH Gene

Phenotypes From GWAS Catalog for GCDH Gene

Gene Ontology (GO) - Molecular Function for GCDH Gene

GO ID Qualified GO term Evidence PubMed IDs
GO:0000062 fatty-acyl-CoA binding IEA --
GO:0003995 acyl-CoA dehydrogenase activity IEA --
GO:0004361 glutaryl-CoA dehydrogenase activity TAS,EXP 18775954
GO:0016491 oxidoreductase activity IEA --
GO:0016627 oxidoreductase activity, acting on the CH-CH group of donors IEA --
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Human Phenotype Ontology for GCDH Gene

HPO Id HPO Name Alternative Ids Definition Synonyms

Animal Models for GCDH Gene

MGI Knock Outs for GCDH:

Animal Model Products

Inhibitory RNA Products

No data available for Transcription Factor Targets and HOMER Transcription for GCDH Gene

Localization for GCDH Gene

Subcellular locations from UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for GCDH Gene

Mitochondrion matrix.

Subcellular locations from

Extracellular space Cytosol Plasma membrane Cytoskeleton Lysosome Endosome Peroxisome ER Golgi Apparatus Nucleus Mitochondrion 0 1 2 3 4 5 Confidence
COMPARTMENTS Subcellular localization image for GCDH gene
Compartment Confidence
mitochondrion 5

Subcellular locations from the

Human Protein Atlas (HPA)

Gene Ontology (GO) - Cellular Components for GCDH Gene

GO ID Qualified GO term Evidence PubMed IDs
GO:0005739 mitochondrion IDA --
GO:0005759 mitochondrial matrix TAS --
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Pathways & Interactions for GCDH Gene

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UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot Q92947-GCDH_HUMAN

  • Pathway: Amino-acid metabolism; lysine degradation.
  • Pathway: Amino-acid metabolism; tryptophan metabolism.

Gene Ontology (GO) - Biological Process for GCDH Gene

GO ID Qualified GO term Evidence PubMed IDs
GO:0006554 lysine catabolic process TAS --
GO:0006568 tryptophan metabolic process IEA --
GO:0006637 acyl-CoA metabolic process IEA --
GO:0008152 metabolic process IEA --
GO:0019395 fatty acid oxidation IEA --
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No data available for SIGNOR curated interactions for GCDH Gene

Drugs & Compounds for GCDH Gene

(10) Drugs for GCDH Gene - From: DrugBank, HMDB, and Novoseek

Name Status Disease Links Group Role Mechanism of Action Clinical Trials
FAD Approved Pharma Target 0
Carbon dioxide Approved, Investigational, Vet_approved Pharma 0
S-4-Nitrobutyryl-Coa Experimental Pharma Target 0
Hexanoyl-CoA Experimental Pharma 0
Propanoyl-CoA Experimental Pharma 0

(37) Additional Compounds for GCDH Gene - From: HMDB and Novoseek

Name Synonyms Role CAS Number PubChem IDs PubMed IDs
  • Glutaryl-CoA
  • Glutaryl-coenzyme A
  • (E)-S-2-decenoate
  • (E)-S-2-decenoate CoA
  • (E)-S-2-decenoate Coenzyme A
  • (E)-S-2-decenoic acid
  • 2-trans-Decenoyl-CoA
  • (2E)-Dodec-2-enoyl-CoA
  • (2E)-Dodec-2-enoyl-Coenzyme A
  • 2-trans-Dodecenoyl-CoA
  • 2-trans-Dodecenoyl-Coenzyme A
  • (2E)-Hexadecenoyl-CoA
  • (2E)-Hexadecenoyl-Coenzyme A
  • trans-2-Hexadecenoyl-CoA
  • trans-2-Hexadecenoyl-Coenzyme A
  • (E)-S-2-octenoate
  • (E)-S-2-octenoate CoA
  • (E)-S-2-octenoate Coenzyme A
  • (E)-S-2-octenoic acid
  • 2,3-trans-Octenoyl coenzyme A
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Transcripts for GCDH Gene

Unigene Clusters for GCDH Gene

Glutaryl-CoA dehydrogenase:
Representative Sequences:

Inhibitory RNA Products

Alternative Splicing Database (ASD) splice patterns (SP) for GCDH Gene

No ASD Table

Relevant External Links for GCDH Gene

GeneLoc Exon Structure for
ECgene alternative splicing isoforms for

Expression for GCDH Gene

mRNA expression in normal human tissues from GTEx, Illumina, BioGPS, and CGAP SAGE for GCDH Gene

mRNA differential expression in normal tissues according to GTEx for GCDH Gene

This gene is overexpressed in Liver (x4.9).

Protein differential expression in normal tissues from HIPED for GCDH Gene

This gene is overexpressed in Liver (10.0), Salivary gland (7.3), and Peripheral blood mononuclear cells (6.1).

Integrated Proteomics: protein expression in normal tissues and cell lines from ProteomicsDB, PaxDb, MaxQB, and MOPED for GCDH Gene

Protein tissue co-expression partners for GCDH Gene

- Elite partner

NURSA nuclear receptor signaling pathways regulating expression of GCDH Gene:


SOURCE GeneReport for Unigene cluster for GCDH Gene:


mRNA Expression by UniProt/SwissProt for GCDH Gene:

Tissue specificity: Isoform Long and isoform Short are expressed in fibroblasts and liver.

Evidence on tissue expression from TISSUES for GCDH Gene

  • Blood(4.5)
  • Liver(4.5)
  • Nervous system(4.3)
  • Kidney(2.8)
  • Eye(2.6)
  • Intestine(2.5)
  • Adrenal gland(2.1)
  • Gall bladder(2.1)
  • Heart(2.1)
  • Lung(2.1)
  • Lymph node(2.1)
  • Muscle(2.1)
  • Pancreas(2.1)
  • Spleen(2.1)
  • Stomach(2.1)
  • Thyroid gland(2.1)

Phenotype-based relationships between genes and organs from Gene ORGANizer for GCDH Gene

Germ Layers:
  • ectoderm
  • endoderm
  • mesoderm
  • cardiovascular
  • digestive
  • endocrine
  • immune
  • integumentary
  • nervous
  • skeletal muscle
  • skeleton
Head and neck:
  • brain
  • cerebellum
  • ear
  • face
  • forehead
  • head
  • skull
  • esophagus
  • heart
  • adrenal gland
  • liver
  • stomach
  • peripheral nerve
  • peripheral nervous system
  • skin
  • spinal cord
  • sweat gland
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No data available for mRNA expression in embryonic tissues and stem cells from LifeMap Discovery for GCDH Gene

Orthologs for GCDH Gene

This gene was present in the common ancestor of eukaryotes.

Orthologs for GCDH Gene

Organism Taxonomy Gene Similarity Type Details
(Pan troglodytes)
Mammalia GCDH 33 34
  • 98.63 (n)
(Canis familiaris)
Mammalia GCDH 33 34
  • 87.98 (n)
(Bos Taurus)
Mammalia GCDH 33 34
  • 86.91 (n)
(Mus musculus)
Mammalia Gcdh 33 16 34
  • 83.52 (n)
(Rattus norvegicus)
Mammalia Gcdh 33
  • 83.07 (n)
(Monodelphis domestica)
Mammalia GCDH 34
  • 82 (a)
(Ornithorhynchus anatinus)
Mammalia GCDH 34
  • 79 (a)
(Gallus gallus)
Aves GCDH 33
  • 79.06 (n)
(Anolis carolinensis)
Reptilia GCDH 34
  • 73 (a)
tropical clawed frog
(Silurana tropicalis)
Amphibia gcdh 33
  • 72.08 (n)
Str.16156 33
African clawed frog
(Xenopus laevis)
Amphibia Xl.6713 33
(Danio rerio)
Actinopterygii gcdh 34
  • 72 (a)
gcdhl 33 34
  • 70.65 (n)
zgc77704 33
rainbow trout
(Oncorhynchus mykiss)
Actinopterygii Omy.5525 33
African malaria mosquito
(Anopheles gambiae)
Insecta AgaP_AGAP008501 33
  • 66.58 (n)
fruit fly
(Drosophila melanogaster)
Insecta CG9547 35 33 34
  • 65.33 (n)
(Caenorhabditis elegans)
Secernentea F54D5.7 35 34
  • 64 (a)
CELE_F54D5.7 33
  • 61.39 (n)
thale cress
(Arabidopsis thaliana)
eudicotyledons ACX4 33
  • 46.51 (n)
(Oryza sativa)
Liliopsida Os01g0159400 33
  • 46.33 (n)
bread mold
(Neurospora crassa)
Ascomycetes NCU02291 33
  • 62.1 (n)
sea squirt
(Ciona intestinalis)
Ascidiacea Cin.4265 33
Species where no ortholog for GCDH was found in the sources mined by GeneCards:
  • A. gosspyii yeast (Ashbya gossypii)
  • Actinobacteria (Mycobacterium tuberculosis)
  • Alicante grape (Vitis vinifera)
  • alpha proteobacteria (Wolbachia pipientis)
  • amoeba (Dictyostelium discoideum)
  • Archea (Pyrococcus horikoshii)
  • baker's yeast (Saccharomyces cerevisiae)
  • barley (Hordeum vulgare)
  • beta proteobacteria (Neisseria meningitidis)
  • Chromalveolata (Phytophthora infestans)
  • common water flea (Daphnia pulex)
  • corn (Zea mays)
  • E. coli (Escherichia coli)
  • filamentous fungi (Aspergillus nidulans)
  • Firmicute bacteria (Streptococcus pneumoniae)
  • fission yeast (Schizosaccharomyces pombe)
  • green algae (Chlamydomonas reinhardtii)
  • honey bee (Apis mellifera)
  • K. lactis yeast (Kluyveromyces lactis)
  • loblloly pine (Pinus taeda)
  • malaria parasite (Plasmodium falciparum)
  • medicago trunc (Medicago Truncatula)
  • moss (Physcomitrella patens)
  • orangutan (Pongo pygmaeus)
  • pig (Sus scrofa)
  • rice blast fungus (Magnaporthe grisea)
  • schistosome parasite (Schistosoma mansoni)
  • sea anemone (Nematostella vectensis)
  • sea urchin (Strongylocentrotus purpuratus)
  • sorghum (Sorghum bicolor)
  • soybean (Glycine max)
  • stem rust fungus (Puccinia graminis)
  • sugarcane (Saccharum officinarum)
  • tomato (Lycopersicon esculentum)
  • toxoplasmosis (Toxoplasma gondii)
  • Trichoplax (Trichoplax adhaerens)
  • wheat (Triticum aestivum)

Evolution for GCDH Gene

Gene Tree for GCDH (if available)
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Paralogs for GCDH Gene

Variants for GCDH Gene

Sequence variations from dbSNP and Humsavar for GCDH Gene

SNP ID Clin Chr 19 pos Variation AA Info Type
rs1006150317 likely-pathogenic, Glutaric aciduria, type 1 12,891,875(+) G/T coding_sequence_variant, non_coding_transcript_variant, stop_gained
rs1025558859 uncertain-significance, Glutaric aciduria, type 1 12,891,971(+) G/A coding_sequence_variant, missense_variant, non_coding_transcript_variant
rs1057516344 likely-pathogenic, Glutaric aciduria, type 1 12,896,312(+) C/T coding_sequence_variant, missense_variant, non_coding_transcript_variant
rs1057516521 likely-pathogenic, Glutaric aciduria, type 1 12,891,921(+) CC/C coding_sequence_variant, frameshift, non_coding_transcript_variant
rs1057516522 likely-pathogenic, Glutaric aciduria, type 1 12,891,383(+) GCG/G coding_sequence_variant, frameshift, non_coding_transcript_variant

Structural Variations from Database of Genomic Variants (DGV) for GCDH Gene

Variant ID Type Subtype PubMed ID
nsv1160589 CNV duplication 26073780
nsv833754 CNV loss 17160897
nsv953977 CNV deletion 24416366
nsv961183 CNV duplication 23825009

Variation tolerance for GCDH Gene

Residual Variation Intolerance Score: 13.1% of all genes are more intolerant (likely to be disease-causing)
Gene Damage Index Score: 1.75; 33.15% of all genes are more intolerant (likely to be disease-causing)

Additional Variant Information for GCDH Gene

Human Gene Mutation Database (HGMD)
SNPedia medical, phenotypic, and genealogical associations of SNPs for

SNP Genotyping and Copy Number Assay Products

No data available for Polymorphic Variants from UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for GCDH Gene

Disorders for GCDH Gene

MalaCards: The human disease database

(13) MalaCards diseases for GCDH Gene - From: HGMD, OMIM, ClinVar, GTR, Orphanet, Swiss-Prot, DISEASES, and GeneCards

- elite association - COSMIC cancer census association via MalaCards
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  • Glutaric aciduria 1 (GA1) [MIM:231670]: An autosomal recessive metabolic disorder characterized by progressive dystonia and athetosis due to gliosis and neuronal loss in the basal ganglia. {ECO:0000269 PubMed:14707522, ECO:0000269 PubMed:18775954, ECO:0000269 PubMed:24973495, ECO:0000269 PubMed:8541831, ECO:0000269 PubMed:8900227, ECO:0000269 PubMed:8900228, ECO:0000269 PubMed:9600243}. Note=The disease is caused by mutations affecting the gene represented in this entry.

Additional Disease Information for GCDH

Genetic Association Database
Human Genome Epidemiology Navigator
ATLAS of Genetics and Cytogenetics in Oncology and Haematology
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No data available for Genatlas for GCDH Gene

Publications for GCDH Gene

  1. Disease-causing missense mutations affect enzymatic activity, stability and oligomerization of glutaryl-CoA dehydrogenase (GCDH). (PMID: 18775954) Keyser B … Braulke T (Human molecular genetics 2008) 3 4 22 58
  2. Kinetic mechanism of glutaryl-CoA dehydrogenase. (PMID: 17176108) Rao KS … Frerman FE (Biochemistry 2006) 3 4 22 58
  3. Crystal structures of human glutaryl-CoA dehydrogenase with and without an alternate substrate: structural bases of dehydrogenation and decarboxylation reactions. (PMID: 15274622) Fu Z … Kim JJ (Biochemistry 2004) 3 4 22 58
  4. The human glutaryl-CoA dehydrogenase gene: report of intronic sequences and of 13 novel mutations causing glutaric aciduria type I. (PMID: 9600243) Schwartz M … Brandt NJ (Human genetics 1998) 3 4 22 58
  5. Glutaryl-CoA dehydrogenase mutations in glutaric acidemia (type I): review and report of thirty novel mutations. (PMID: 9711871) Goodman SI … Elpeleg ON (Human mutation 1998) 3 4 22 58

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