GLUD2

GLUD2

An intronless gene on chromosome Xq24-q25 that encodes glutamate dehydrogenase 2, a mitochondrial enzyme which forms a homohexamer to recycle glutamate during neurotransmission, catalysing the reversible oxidative deamination of glutamate to alpha-ketoglutarate. It is expressed in the retina and testes.
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The PIPSL gene (also an interesting hybrid gene) was inserted into the DNA of a great ape ancestor, and the GLUD2 gene in an ape ancestor.