• GADL1 is a multifunctional decarboxylase with tissue-specific roles in β-alanine and carnosine production 

      Mahootchi, Elaheh; Homaei, Selina Cannon; Kleppe, Rune; Winge, Ingeborg; Hegvik, Tor-Arne; Perez, Roberto Megias; Totland, Christian; Mogavero, Floriana; Baumann, Anne; Glennon, Jeffrey Colm; Miletic, Hrvoje; Kursula, Petri; Haavik, Jan (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2020)
      Carnosine and related β-alanine–containing peptides are believed to be important antioxidants, pH buffers, and neuromodulators. However, their biosynthetic routes and therapeutic potential are still being debated. This ...
    • Mammalian CSAD and GADL1 have distinct biochemical properties and patterns of brain expression 

      Winge, Ingeborg; Teigen, Knut; Fossbakk, Agnete; Mahootchi, Elaheh; Kleppe, Rune; Sköldberg, Filip; Kämpe, Olle; Haavik, Jan (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2015-11)
      Variants in the gene encoding the enzyme glutamic acid decarboxylase like 1 (GADL1) have been associated with response to lithium therapy. Both GADL1 and the related enzyme cysteine sulfinic acid decarboxylase (CSAD) have ...