Aliases for MVD Gene
External Ids for MVD Gene
Previous GeneCards Identifiers for MVD Gene
The enzyme mevalonate pyrophosphate decarboxylase catalyzes the conversion of mevalonate pyrophosphate into isopentenyl pyrophosphate in one of the early steps in cholesterol biosynthesis. It decarboxylates and dehydrates its substrate while hydrolyzing ATP. [provided by RefSeq, Jul 2008]
GeneCards Summary for MVD Gene
MVD (Mevalonate Diphosphate Decarboxylase) is a Protein Coding gene. Diseases associated with MVD include Porokeratosis 7, Multiple Types and Porokeratosis. Among its related pathways are Terpenoid backbone biosynthesis and Regulation of cholesterol biosynthesis by SREBP (SREBF). Gene Ontology (GO) annotations related to this gene include protein homodimerization activity and Hsp70 protein binding.
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot Summary for MVD Gene
Catalyzes the ATP dependent decarboxylation of (R)-5-diphosphomevalonate to form isopentenyl diphosphate (IPP). Functions in the mevalonate (MVA) pathway leading to isopentenyl diphosphate (IPP), a key precursor for the biosynthesis of isoprenoids and sterol synthesis.