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What is the official name of the GCDH gene?
The official name of this gene is “glutaryl-CoA dehydrogenase.”
GCDH is the gene's official symbol. The GCDH gene is also known by other names, listed below.
Read more about gene names and symbols on the About page.
What is the normal function of the GCDH gene?
The GCDH gene provides instructions for making the enzyme glutaryl-CoA dehydrogenase. This enzyme is found in mitochondria, the energy-producing centers of cells. The GCDH enzyme is involved in the breakdown of the amino acids lysine, hydroxylysine, and tryptophan, which are building blocks of proteins.
How are changes in the GCDH gene related to health conditions?
Where is the GCDH gene located?
Cytogenetic Location: 19p13.2
Molecular Location on chromosome 19: base pairs 12,891,129 to 12,914,630
(Homo sapiens Annotation Release 107, GRCh38.p2) (
The GCDH gene is located on the short (p) arm of chromosome 19 at position 13.2.
More precisely, the GCDH gene is located from base pair 12,891,129 to base pair 12,914,630 on chromosome 19.
See How do geneticists indicate the location of a gene? in the Handbook.
Where can I find additional information about GCDH?
You and your healthcare professional may find the following resources about GCDH helpful.
You may also be interested in these resources, which are designed for genetics professionals and researchers.
What other names do people use for the GCDH gene or gene products?
See How are genetic conditions and genes named? in the Handbook.
Where can I find general information about genes?
The Handbook provides basic information about genetics in clear language.
These links provide additional genetics resources that may be useful.
What glossary definitions help with understanding GCDH?
acids ; alanine ; amino acid ; breakdown ; CoA ; coenzyme A ; deficiency ; dehydrogenase ; DNA ; enzyme ; gene ; glutamic acid ; guanine ; lysine ; mitochondria ; mutation ; nervous system ; nucleotide ; population ; precursor ; stress ; substitution ; thymine ; tryptophan ; valine
You may find definitions for these and many other terms in the Genetics Home Reference Glossary.
See also Understanding Medical Terminology.
References (10 links)
The resources on this site should not be used as a substitute for professional medical care or advice. Users seeking information about a personal genetic disease, syndrome, or condition should consult with a qualified healthcare professional. See How can I find a genetics professional in my area? in the Handbook.