Aliases for GSS Gene
External Ids for GSS Gene
Previous GeneCards Identifiers for GSS Gene
Glutathione is important for a variety of biological functions, including protection of cells from oxidative damage by free radicals, detoxification of xenobiotics, and membrane transport. The protein encoded by this gene functions as a homodimer to catalyze the second step of glutathione biosynthesis, which is the ATP-dependent conversion of gamma-L-glutamyl-L-cysteine to glutathione. Defects in this gene are a cause of glutathione synthetase deficiency. [provided by RefSeq, Jul 2008]
GeneCards Summary for GSS Gene
GSS (Glutathione Synthetase) is a Protein Coding gene. Diseases associated with GSS include Glutathione Synthetase Deficiency and Glutathione Synthetase Deficiency Of Erythrocytes, Hemolytic Anemia Due To. Among its related pathways are Cytochrome P450 - arranged by substrate type and Glutathione metabolism. Gene Ontology (GO) annotations related to this gene include protein homodimerization activity and peptide binding.