glutamic acid decarboxylase
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Related to glutamic acid decarboxylase: Glutamic Acid Decarboxylase Antibody, GAD65
glutamic acid decarboxylaseAbbreviation: GAD
An enzyme (molecular mass 65 kD) that is found in the brain and the islet cells of the pancreas and participates in the synthesis of gamma-aminobutyric acid. Antibodies to GAD are found in the blood of patients with diabetes mellitus, type, and stiff-person syndrome.
See also: decarboxylase