Automated description from the Alliance of Genome Resources (Release 3.0)
Predicted to have several functions, including anion binding activity; glycine dehydrogenase (decarboxylating) activity; and protein homodimerization activity. Involved in cellular response to leukemia inhibitory factor. Localizes to mitochondrion. Used to study glycine encephalopathy. Human ortholog(s) of this gene implicated in glycine encephalopathy. Is expressed in several structures, including integumental system; limb; nervous system; sensory organ; and urinary system. Orthologous to human GLDC (glycine decarboxylase).