Aliases for AKR1B1 Gene
External Ids for AKR1B1 Gene
Previous HGNC Symbols for AKR1B1 Gene
Previous GeneCards Identifiers for AKR1B1 Gene
This gene encodes a member of the aldo/keto reductase superfamily, which consists of more than 40 known enzymes and proteins. This member catalyzes the reduction of a number of aldehydes, including the aldehyde form of glucose, and is thereby implicated in the development of diabetic complications by catalyzing the reduction of glucose to sorbitol. Multiple pseudogenes have been identified for this gene. The nomenclature system used by the HUGO Gene Nomenclature Committee to define human aldo-keto reductase family members is known to differ from that used by the Mouse Genome Informatics database. [provided by RefSeq, Feb 2009]
GeneCards Summary for AKR1B1 Gene
AKR1B1 (Aldo-Keto Reductase Family 1, Member B1 (Aldose Reductase)) is a Protein Coding gene. Diseases associated with AKR1B1 include Diabetic Neuropathy and Diabetic Cataract. Among its related pathways are Glycosaminoglycan metabolism and Fructose metabolism. GO annotations related to this gene include oxidoreductase activity and aldo-keto reductase (NADP) activity. An important paralog of this gene is AKR1C2.
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for AKR1B1 Gene
Catalyzes the NADPH-dependent reduction of a wide variety of carbonyl-containing compounds to their corresponding alcohols with a broad range of catalytic efficiencies.
Aldose reductase (also known as aldehyde reductase) catalyzes the reduction of a wide variety of hydrophobic and hydrophilic carbonyl-containing compounds to their corresponding alcohols. This enzyme is cytosolic, exists as a monomer and requires NADPH as a co-factor.