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What is the official name of the ACAD8 gene?
The official name of this gene is “acyl-CoA dehydrogenase family, member 8.”
ACAD8 is the gene's official symbol. The ACAD8 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 ACAD8 gene?
The ACAD8 gene provides instructions for making an enzyme called isobutyryl-CoA dehydrogenase (IBD). This enzyme is found in mitochondria, the energy-producing centers inside cells. The IBD enzyme is involved in breaking down proteins from food. Specifically, this enzyme is responsible for the third step in the breakdown of a protein building block (amino acid) called valine. The IBD enzyme converts a molecule called isobutyryl-CoA into a molecule called methylacrylyl-CoA. Other enzymes further break down methylacrylyl-CoA into molecules that cells can use for energy.
How are changes in the ACAD8 gene related to health conditions?
Where is the ACAD8 gene located?
Cytogenetic Location: 11q25
Molecular Location on chromosome 11: base pairs 134,253,536 to 134,265,854
The ACAD8 gene is located on the long (q) arm of chromosome 11 at position 25.
More precisely, the ACAD8 gene is located from base pair 134,253,536 to base pair 134,265,854 on chromosome 11.
See How do geneticists indicate the location of a gene? in the Handbook.
Where can I find additional information about ACAD8?
You and your healthcare professional may find the following resources about ACAD8 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 ACAD8 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 ACAD8?
You may find definitions for these and many other terms in the Genetics Home Reference Glossary.
See also Understanding Medical Terminology.
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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.