Aliases for RDH8 Gene
External Ids for RDH8 Gene
Previous GeneCards Identifiers for RDH8 Gene
This gene encodes a member of the short-chain dehydrogenase/reductase family. The encoded protein catalyzes the reduction of all-trans-retinal to all-trans-retinol, the first reaction step of the rhodopsin regeneration pathway. This enzymatic reaction is the rate-limiting step in the visual cycle. [provided by RefSeq, Feb 2014]
GeneCards Summary for RDH8 Gene
RDH8 (Retinol Dehydrogenase 8) is a Protein Coding gene. Diseases associated with RDH8 include Myopia and Macular Degeneration, Age-Related, 1. Among its related pathways are Drug metabolism - cytochrome P450 and the visual cycle I (vertebrates). Gene Ontology (GO) annotations related to this gene include oxidoreductase activity and estradiol 17-beta-dehydrogenase activity. An important paralog of this gene is HSD17B1.
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for RDH8 Gene
Retinol dehydrogenase with a clear preference for NADP. Converts all-trans-retinal to all-trans-retinol. May play a role in the regeneration of visual pigment at high light intensity (By similarity).