Aliases for AKR7L Gene
External Ids for AKR7L Gene
This gene is one of three aldo-keto reductase genes that are present in a cluster on the p arm of chromosome 1. The encoded proteins are involved in the reduction of the dialdehyde protein-binding form of aflatoxin B1 (AFB1) to the non-binding AFB1 dialcohol. It has been speculated that this family member encodes a selenoprotein, which includes a selenocysteine (Sec) residue in lieu of a UGA translational termination codon. However, there is no evidence that such a protein is produced in vivo. The alternative interpretation is that this family member is a duplicated pseudogene, and it is therefore represented as such in this Gene record. Alternative splicing results in multiple transcript variants. [provided by RefSeq, Jul 2011]
GeneCards Summary for AKR7L Gene
AKR7L (Aldo-Keto Reductase Family 7-Like (Gene/Pseudogene)) is a Protein Coding gene. GO annotations related to this gene include oxidoreductase activity. An important paralog of this gene is KCNAB2.
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for AKR7L Gene
Can reduce the dialdehyde protein-binding form of aflatoxin B1 (AFB1) to the non-binding AFB1 dialcohol. May be involved in protection of liver against the toxic and carcinogenic effects of AFB1, a potent hepatocarcinogen (By similarity).