Aliases for ALDH3A2 Gene
External Ids for ALDH3A2 Gene
Previous HGNC Symbols for ALDH3A2 Gene
Previous GeneCards Identifiers for ALDH3A2 Gene
Aldehyde dehydrogenase isozymes are thought to play a major role in the detoxification of aldehydes generated by alcohol metabolism and lipid peroxidation. This gene product catalyzes the oxidation of long-chain aliphatic aldehydes to fatty acid. Mutations in the gene cause Sjogren-Larsson syndrome. Alternatively spliced transcript variants encoding different isoforms have been found for this gene. [provided by RefSeq, Jul 2008]
GeneCards Summary for ALDH3A2 Gene
ALDH3A2 (Aldehyde Dehydrogenase 3 Family Member A2) is a Protein Coding gene. Diseases associated with ALDH3A2 include Sjogren-Larsson Syndrome and Spastic Cerebral Palsy. Among its related pathways are beta-Alanine metabolism (KEGG) and noradrenaline and adrenaline degradation. GO annotations related to this gene include oxidoreductase activity and aldehyde dehydrogenase (NAD) activity. An important paralog of this gene is ALDH3A1.
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for ALDH3A2 Gene
Catalyzes the oxidation of long-chain aliphatic aldehydes to fatty acids. Active on a variety of saturated and unsaturated aliphatic aldehydes between 6 and 24 carbons in length. Responsible for conversion of the sphingosine 1-phosphate (S1P) degradation product hexadecenal to hexadecenoic acid.