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Two genes encode distinct glutamate decarboxylases.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  2069816     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
gamma-Aminobutyric acid (GABA) is the most widely distributed known inhibitory neurotransmitter in the vertebrate brain. GABA also serves regulatory and trophic roles in several other organs, including the pancreas. The brain contains two forms of the GABA synthetic enzyme glutamate decarboxylase (GAD), which differ in molecular size, amino acid sequence, antigenicity, cellular and subcellular location, and interaction with the GAD cofactor pyridoxal phosphate. These forms, GAD65 and GAD67, derive from two genes. The distinctive properties of the two GADs provide a substrate for understanding not only the multiple roles of GABA in the nervous system, but also the autoimmune response to GAD in insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus.
M G Erlander; N J Tillakaratne; S Feldblum; N Patel; A J Tobin
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't; Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Neuron     Volume:  7     ISSN:  0896-6273     ISO Abbreviation:  Neuron     Publication Date:  1991 Jul 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1991-08-22     Completed Date:  1991-08-22     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8809320     Medline TA:  Neuron     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  91-100     Citation Subset:  IM    
Neuroscience Program, University of California Los Angeles 90024.
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GENBANK/M67516;  M72422;  S61932;  S61935;  S70258;  S70261;  S70262;  X57453;  X57454;  X57455
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MeSH Terms
Amino Acid Sequence
Antigens / immunology
Bacteria / enzymology
Brain / enzymology
Glutamate Decarboxylase / genetics*,  immunology,  metabolism
Molecular Sequence Data
Pyridoxal Phosphate / pharmacology
RNA, Messenger / metabolism
Subcellular Fractions / enzymology
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Antigens; 0/RNA, Messenger; 54-47-7/Pyridoxal Phosphate; EC Decarboxylase

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