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AKR1C3 a member of the aldo/keto reductase superfamily, which consists of more than 40 known enzymes and proteins. These enzymes catalyze the conversion of aldehydes and ketones to their corresponding alcohols by utilizing NADH and/or NADPH as cofactors. The enzymes display overlapping but distinct substrate specificity. This enzyme catalyzes the reduction of prostaglandin (PG) D2, PGH2 and phenanthrenequinone (PQ), and the oxidation of 9-alpha,11-beta-PGF2 to PGD2. It may play an important role in the pathogenesis of allergic diseases such as asthma, and may also have a role in controlling cell growth and/or differentiation. This gene shares high sequence identity with three other gene members and is clustered with those three genes at chromosome 10p15-p14.
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Protein Aliases: 17-beta-HSD 5; 17-beta-hydroxysteroid dehydrogenase type 5; 17beta-HSD5; 2-dih; 3-alpha hydroxysteroid dehydrogenase, type II; 3-alpha-HSD type 2; 3-alpha-HSD type II, brain; 3-alpha-hydroxysteroid dehydrogenase type 2; Aldo-keto reductase family 1 member C3; Chlordecone reductase homolog HAKRb; DD-3; Dihydrodiol dehydrogenase 3; Dihydrodiol dehydrogenase type I; dihydrodiol dehydrogenase X; HA1753; indanol dehydrogenase; PGFS; Prostaglandin F synthase; Testosterone 17-beta-dehydrogenase 5; trans-1,2-dihydrobenzene-1,2-diol dehydrogenase; type IIb 3-alpha hydroxysteroid dehydrogenase
Gene Aliases: AKR1C3; DD3; DDH1; DDX; HA1753; HAKRB; HAKRe; hluPGFS; HSD17B5; KIAA0119; PGFS
UniProt ID: (Human) P42330
Entrez Gene ID: (Human) 8644