The protein encoded by this gene belongs to the acyl-CoA dehydrogenase family, which is a family of mitochondrial flavoenzymes involved in fatty acid and branched chain amino-acid metabolism. This protein is one of the four enzymes that catalyze the initial step of mitochondrial beta-oxidation of straight-chain fatty acid. Defects in this gene are the cause of long-chain acyl-CoA dehydrogenase (LCAD) deficiency, leading to nonketotic hypoglycemia. [provided by RefSeq].
Synonyms: mitochondrial, ACAD4, ACADL, ACADL_HUMAN, Acyl Coenzyme A dehydrogenase long chain, FLJ94052, LCAD, Long chain acyl CoA dehydrogenase, Long-chain specic acyl-CoA dehydrogenase.