Function

This enzyme has 2 functions: it catalyzes the production of glutamine and 4-aminobutanoate (gamma-aminobutyric acid, GABA), the latter in a pyridoxal phosphate-independent manner (By similarity). Essential for proliferation of fetal skin fibroblasts.

Protein names

Recommended name:

Glutamine synthetase

Short name:

GS

Alternative name(s):

Glutamate decarboxylase
Glutamate--ammonia ligase

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