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What does GAD stand for?

GAD stands for Glutamic Acid Decarboxylase

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In this case, the glutamic acid decarboxylase (GAD) gene was employed because GAD makes a chemical called GABA, a major inhibitory neuro-transmitter in the brain that helps "quiet" excessive neuronal firing related to Parkinson's disease.
Direct infusion of the gene for glutamic acid decarboxylase into the subthalamic nucleus of patients with Parkinson's disease significantly improved measures of motor function, compared with patients who underwent a sham procedure, according to the results of a phase II trial in 45 patients.
IA was defined as being positive in two or more measurements of autoantibodies indicative of the autoimmune response: glutamic acid decarboxylase (GADA); tyrosine phosphatase (IA-2A); insulin autoantibodies (IAA) analysed at the three time points or being diagnosed with type 1 diabetes during the 5 year follow up period.
The appearance of autoantibodies to (3-cell antigens, such as insulin, the 65-kDa isoform of glutamic acid decarboxylase (GAD65)', and protein tyrosine phosphatase-like molecule (IA-2), into the peripheral circulation predicts clinical disease, and the presence of multiple autoantibodies and IA-2 autoantibodies JA2-As) indicates high probability that the disease will appear soon (1, 2).