This antibody is predicted to react with canine, mouse and rat based on sequence homology.
This gene encodes one of several forms of glutamic acid decarboxylase, identified as a major autoantigen in insulin-dependent diabetes. The enzyme encoded is responsible for catalyzing the production of gamma-aminobutyric acid from L-glutamic acid. A pathogenic role for this enzyme has been identified in the human pancreas since it has been identified as an autoantibody and an autoreactive T cell target in insulin-dependent diabetes. This gene may also play a role in the stiff man syndrome. Alternative splicing results in multiple transcript variants that encode the same protein.
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Protein Aliases: 65 kDa glutamic acid decarboxylase; GAD-65; GAD2; GAD65; Glutamate decarboxylase 2; glutamate decarboxylase 2 (pancreatic islets and brain, 65kD); glutamate decarboxylase 2 (pancreatic islets and brain, 65kDa); Glutamate decarboxylase 65 kDa isoform; Glutamate decarboxylase-2 (pancreas); MGC161605; MGC161607; RP11-420F12.2
Gene Aliases: GAD2; GAD65
UniProt ID: (Human) Q9UD87
Entrez Gene ID: (Human) 2572