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Symbol ALDH5A1 contributors: mct/npt - updated : 28-06-2006
HGNC name aldehyde dehydrogenase 5 family, member A1
HGNC id 408
PROTEIN
PHYSICAL PROPERTIES
STRUCTURE
motifs/domains
  • conserved regions of the aldehyde dehydrogenases (ALDHs)
  • N-terminal NAD-binding domain (residues 48173, 196307 and 509524)
  • a catalytic domain (residues 308508)
  • an oligomerization domain (residues 174195 and 525535) (Kim 2009)
  • mono polymer heteromer , tetramer
    HOMOLOGY
    interspecies homolog to murine Aldh5a1
    Homologene
    FAMILY
  • aldehyde dehydrogenase family
  • CATEGORY transport
    SUBCELLULAR LOCALIZATION     intracellular
    intracellular,cytoplasm,organelle,mitochondria
    basic FUNCTION
  • succinate-semialdehyde dehydrogenase, involved in the biosynthesis of gammahydroxybutyrate and in the detoxification of xenobiotic carbonyl compounds
  • having an important role in the GABA degradation process (Kim 2009)
  • CELLULAR PROCESS
    PHYSIOLOGICAL PROCESS electron transport
    PATHWAY
    metabolism drug , organic acid
    signaling
    GABA metabolism
    a component
    INTERACTION
    DNA
    RNA
    small molecule
    protein
    cell & other
    REGULATION
    Other regulated by redox-switch modulation that confers a response to reactive oxygen species (ROS) and changes in redox status (Kim 2009)
    ASSOCIATED DISORDERS
    corresponding disease(s) SSADH
    Susceptibility
    Variant & Polymorphism
    Candidate gene murine SSADH-/- (e.g. Aldh5a1-/-) mouse model suffers from epileptic seizures and succumbs to early lethality. Aldh5a1-/- mice accumulate GHB and gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA) in the central nervous system, exhibit alterations of amino acids such as glutamine (Gln), alanine (Ala) and arginine (Arg), and manifest disturbances in other systems including dopamine, neurosteroids and antioxidant status (Knerr 2007)
    Marker
    Therapy target
    ANIMAL & CELL MODELS