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aldo-keto reductase family 1, member C3 (3-alpha hydroxysteroid dehydrogenase, type II)
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 reduction of prostaglandin (PG) D2, PGH2 and phenanthrenequinone (PQ), and the oxidation of 9alpha,11beta-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.
AKR1C3; aldo-keto reductase family 1, member C3 (3-alpha hydroxysteroid dehydrogenase, type II); HSD17B5, hydroxysteroid (17 beta) dehydrogenase 5; aldo-keto reductase family 1 member C3; DDX; dihydrodiol dehydrogenase X; HAKRB; KIAA0119; brain; 17 beta HSD 5; 17 beta hydroxysteroid dehydrogenase type 5; 17-beta-HSD 5; 17-beta-hydroxysteroid dehydrogenase type 5; 2-dihydrobenzene-1; 2-diol dehydrogenase; 3-alpha-HSD type 2; 3-alpha-HSD type II; 3-alpha-hydroxysteroid dehydrogenase type 2; AK1C3_HUMAN; AKR1 C3; Aldo keto reductase family 1 member C3; Chlordecone reductase; Chlordecone reductase homolog HAKRb; DD-3; DD3; DDH1; Dihydrodiol dehydrogenase 3; Dihydrodiol dehydrogenase type I; HA1753; HAKRe; HSD17B5; Indanol dehydrogenase; PGFS; Prostaglandin F synthase; Testosterone 17-beta-dehydrogenase 5; Trans-1; 3-alpha-HSD type II, brain; type IIb 3-alpha hydroxysteroid dehydrogenase; trans-1,2-dihydrobenzene-1,2-diol dehydrogenase; hluPGFS