Synonyms: 3 hydroxyacyl Coenzyme A dehydrogenase,HAD,HADH,HADH1,HADHSC,HADHSC,formerly,HADSC,formerly,HCDH,HCDH,HHF4,Hydroxyacyl CoA dehydrogenase,Hydroxyacyl-coenzyme A dehydrogenase,hydroxyacyl-coenzyme A dehydrogenase,mitochondrial,L 3 hydroxyacyl Coenzyme A dehydrogenase short chain,M SCHAD,Medium and short chain L 3 hydroxyacyl coenzyme A dehydrogenase,Medium and short-chain L-3-hydroxyacyl-coenzyme A dehydrogenase,MGC8392,mitochondrial,MSCHAD,OTTHUMP00000162626,OTTHUMP00000219688,SCHAD,SCHAD,formerly,Short chain 3 hydroxyacyl CoA dehydrogenase mitochondrial,short chain 3-hydroxyacyl-coa dehydrogenase,Short-chain 3-hydroxyacyl-CoA dehydrogenase
Background: This gene is a member of the 3-hydroxyacyl-CoA dehydrogenase gene family. The encoded protein functions in the mitochondrial matrix to catalyze the oxidation of straight-chain 3-hydroxyacyl-CoAs as part of the beta-oxidation pathway. Its enzymatic activity is highest with medium-chain-length fatty acids. Mutations in this gene cause one form of familial hyperinsulinemic hypoglycemia. The human genome contains a related pseudogene of this gene on chromosome 15.