Aliases for DHCR7 Gene
External Ids for DHCR7 Gene
Previous HGNC Symbols for DHCR7 Gene
Previous GeneCards Identifiers for DHCR7 Gene
This gene encodes an enzyme that removes the C(7-8) double bond in the B ring of sterols and catalyzes the conversion of 7-dehydrocholesterol to cholesterol. This gene is ubiquitously expressed and its transmembrane protein localizes to the endoplasmic reticulum membrane and nuclear outer membrane. Mutations in this gene cause Smith-Lemli-Opitz syndrome (SLOS); a syndrome that is metabolically characterized by reduced serum cholesterol levels and elevated serum 7-dehydrocholesterol levels and phenotypically characterized by mental retardation, facial dysmorphism, syndactyly of second and third toes, and holoprosencephaly in severe cases to minimal physical abnormalities and near-normal intelligence in mild cases. Alternative splicing results in multiple transcript variants that encode the same protein.[provided by RefSeq, Aug 2009]
GeneCards Summary for DHCR7 Gene
DHCR7 (7-Dehydrocholesterol Reductase) is a Protein Coding gene. Diseases associated with DHCR7 include Smith-Lemli-Opitz Syndrome and Holoprosencephaly. Among its related pathways are cholesterol biosynthesis I and Terpenoid backbone biosynthesis. GO annotations related to this gene include oxidoreductase activity, acting on the CH-CH group of donors, NAD or NADP as acceptor and 7-dehydrocholesterol reductase activity. An important paralog of this gene is LBR.
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for DHCR7 Gene
Production of cholesterol by reduction of C7-C8 double bond of 7-dehydrocholesterol (7-DHC).
Delta7-Dehydrocholesterol reductase (DHCR) is a membrane-bound enzyme that catalyzes the final step of cholesterol biosynthesis (the reduction of the C7-8 double bond in 7-dehydrocholesterol to form cholesterol), using NADPH as a cofactor. DHCR is ubiquitously expressed.