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aldh1a1

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Official Full Name
aldehyde dehydrogenase 1 family, member A1
Background
The protein encoded by this gene belongs to the aldehyde dehydrogenase family. Aldehyde dehydrogenase is the next enzyme after alcohol dehydrogenase in the major pathway of alcohol metabolism. There are two major aldehyde dehydrogenase isozymes in the liver, cytosolic and mitochondrial, which are encoded by distinct genes, and can be distinguished by their electrophoretic mobility, kinetic properties, and subcellular localization. This gene encodes the cytosolic isozyme. Studies in mice show that through its role in retinol metabolism, this gene may also be involved in the regulation of the metabolic responses to high-fat diet. [provided by RefSeq, Mar 2011]
Synonyms
ALDH1A1; aldehyde dehydrogenase 1 family, member A1; ALDC; ALDH1; HEL-9; HEL12; PUMB1; ALDH11; RALDH1; ALDH-E1; HEL-S-53e; retinal dehydrogenase 1; ALHDII; RALDH 1; ALDH class 1; acetaldehyde dehydrogenase 1; epididymis luminal protein 9; epididymis luminal protein 12; retinaldehyde dehydrogenase 1; aldehyde dehydrogenase 1, soluble; aldehyde dehydrogenase, liver cytosolic; epididymis secretory sperm binding protein Li 53e; ALDH1, PUMB1; MGC2318; GGADHR; cytosolic aldehyde dehydrogenase; aldehyde dehydrogenase, cytosolic; aldehyde dehydrogenase family 1 member A1; ALDDH