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akr7a2

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Official Full Name
aldo-keto reductase family 7, member A2 (aflatoxin aldehyde reductase)
Background
The protein encoded by this gene belongs to the aldo/keto reductase (AKR) superfamily and AKR7 family, which are involved in the detoxification of aldehydes and ketones. The AKR7 family consists of 3 genes that are present in a cluster on the p arm of chromosome 1. This protein, thought to be localized in the golgi, catalyzes the NADPH-dependent reduction of succinic semialdehyde to the endogenous neuromodulator, gamma-hydroxybutyrate. It may also function as a detoxication enzyme in the reduction of aflatoxin B1 and 2-carboxybenzaldehyde.
Synonyms
AKR7A2; aldo-keto reductase family 7, member A2 (aflatoxin aldehyde reductase); aflatoxin B1 aldehyde reductase member 2; AFAR; AFB1-AR 1; SSA reductase; aldoketoreductase 7; AFB1 aldehyde reductase 1; succinic semialdehyde reductase; aflatoxin beta1 alde; aflatoxin beta1 aldehyde reductase; AKR7; AFAR1; AFB1-AR1