Automated description from the Alliance of Genome Resources
Predicted to have anion binding activity; glutamate decarboxylase activity; and protein heterodimerization activity. Predicted to be involved in glutamate decarboxylation to succinate. Localizes to the axon; cytoplasm; and synapse. Used to study epilepsy and type 1 diabetes mellitus. Human ortholog(s) of this gene implicated in gestational diabetes; schizophrenia; and type 1 diabetes mellitus. Orthologous to human GAD2 (glutamate decarboxylase 2).