Summary

GAD1 is a gene that produces GAD67.  This enzyme breaks down the anxiety-inducing neurotransmitter glutamate into calming neurotransmitter GABA.  So the more of this enzyme we have, the more relaxed we'll feel.


Function

Catalyzes the production of GABA.

Protein names

Recommended name:

Glutamate decarboxylase 1

Short name:

GAD-67

Alternative name(s):

67 kDa glutamic acid decarboxylase
Glutamate decarboxylase 67 kDa isoform

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