Aliases for ALDH3A2 Gene
External Ids for ALDH3A2 Gene
Previous Symbols 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 diplegia. Among its related pathways are Arginine and proline metabolism and Metabolism. GO annotations related to this gene include aldehyde dehydrogenase (NAD) activity and long-chain-alcohol oxidase 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.