Summary of GAD1

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.

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The Function of GAD1

Catalyzes the production of GABA.

Protein names

Recommended name:

Glutamate decarboxylase 1

Short name:


Alternative name(s):

67 kDa glutamic acid decarboxylase
Glutamate decarboxylase 67 kDa isoform

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