Aliases for ALDH3A1 Gene
External Ids for ALDH3A1 Gene
Previous HGNC Symbols for ALDH3A1 Gene
Previous GeneCards Identifiers 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 Conjunctival Degeneration and Sjogren-Larsson Syndrome. Among its related pathways are Glucose metabolism and Tyrosine metabolism. Gene Ontology (GO) annotations related to this gene include oxidoreductase activity and aldehyde dehydrogenase (NAD) activity. An important paralog of this gene is ALDH3A2.
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot Summary for ALDH3A1 Gene
ALDHs play a major role in the detoxification of alcohol-derived acetaldehyde (Probable). They are involved in the metabolism of corticosteroids, biogenic amines, neurotransmitters, and lipid peroxidation (Probable). Oxidizes medium and long chain aldehydes into non-toxic fatty acids (PubMed:1737758). Preferentially oxidizes aromatic aldehyde substrates (PubMed:1737758). Comprises about 50 percent of corneal epithelial soluble proteins (By similarity). May play a role in preventing corneal damage caused by ultraviolet light (By similarity).