Aliases for ALDH3A1 Gene
External Ids for ALDH3A1 Gene
Previous Symbols for ALDH3A1 Gene
Aldehyde dehydrogenases oxidize various aldehydes to the corresponding acids. They are involved in the detoxification of alcohol-derived acetaldehyde and in the metabolism of corticosteroids, biogenic amines, neurotransmitters, and lipid peroxidation. The enzyme encoded by this gene forms a cytoplasmic homodimer that preferentially oxidizes aromatic and medium-chain (6 carbons or more) saturated and unsaturated aldehyde substrates. It is thought to promote resistance to UV and 4-hydroxy-2-nonenal-induced oxidative damage in the cornea. The gene is located within the Smith-Magenis syndrome region on chromosome 17. Multiple alternatively spliced variants, encoding the same protein, have been identified. [provided by RefSeq, Sep 2008]
GeneCards Summary for ALDH3A1 Gene
ALDH3A1 (Aldehyde Dehydrogenase 3 Family, Member A1) is a Protein Coding gene. Diseases associated with ALDH3A1 include sjogren-larsson syndrome and hepatocellular carcinoma. Among its related pathways are AhR pathway (WikiPathways) and Metabolism. GO annotations related to this gene include aldehyde dehydrogenase (NAD) activity and 3-chloroallyl aldehyde dehydrogenase activity. An important paralog of this gene is ALDH3B2.
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for ALDH3A1 Gene
ALDHs play a major role in the detoxification of alcohol-derived acetaldehyde. They are involved in the metabolism of corticosteroids, biogenic amines, neurotransmitters, and lipid peroxidation. This protein preferentially oxidizes aromatic aldehyde substrates. It may play a role in the oxidation of toxic aldehydes