Aliases for NAALAD2 Gene
External Ids for NAALAD2 Gene
Previous GeneCards Identifiers for NAALAD2 Gene
This gene is a member of the N-acetylated alpha-linked acidic dipeptidase (NAALADase) gene family. The representative member of this family is the gene encoding human prostate-specific membrane antigen (PSM), which is a marker of prostatic carcinomas and is the first to be shown to possess NAALADase activity. NAALADase cleaves N-acetyl-L-aspartate-L-glutamate (NAAG), which is a neuropeptide expressed both in the central nervous systems and in the periphery and is thought to function as a neurotransmitter. The product of this gene is a type II integral membrane protein. Transient transfection of this gene confers both NAALADase and dipetidyl peptidase IV activities to mammalian cells. This gene is highly expressed in ovary and testis as well as within discrete brain areas. Two transcript variants encoding different isoforms have been found for this gene. [provided by RefSeq, Jul 2014]
GeneCards Summary for NAALAD2 Gene
NAALAD2 (N-Acetylated Alpha-Linked Acidic Dipeptidase 2) is a Protein Coding gene. Among its related pathways are Metabolism and Amino acid synthesis and interconversion (transamination). Gene Ontology (GO) annotations related to this gene include peptidase activity and serine-type peptidase activity. An important paralog of this gene is FOLH1.
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot Summary for NAALAD2 Gene
Has N-acetylated-alpha-linked-acidic dipeptidase (NAALADase) activity. Also exhibits a dipeptidyl-peptidase IV type activity. Inactivates the peptide neurotransmitter N-acetylaspartylglutamate.