This gene encodes 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 bioreduction of chlordecone, a toxic organochlorine pesticide, to chlordecone alcohol in liver. 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: 3 alpha HSD; 3 alpha HSD1; 3-alpha-HSD1; 3-alpha-hydroxysteroid dehydrogenase type I; AKR1C4; Aldo-keto reductase family 1 member C4; CDR; CHDR; Chlordecone reductase; chlordecone reductase; 3-alpha hydroxysteroid dehydrogenase, type I; dihydrodiol dehydrogenase 4; DD 4; DD-4; DD4; Dihydrodiol dehydrogenase 4; dihydrodiol dehydrogenase isozyme DD4; HAKRA; type I 3-alpha-hydroxysteroid dehydrogenase
Gene Aliases: 3-alpha-HSD; AKR1C4; C11; CDR; CHDR; DD-4; DD4; HAKRA
UniProt ID: (Human) P17516
Entrez Gene ID: (Human) 1109