|Other Names||Aldo-keto reductase family 1 member C4, 111-, 3-alpha-HSD1, 3-alpha-hydroxysteroid dehydrogenase type I, Chlordecone reductase, CDR, Dihydrodiol dehydrogenase 4, DD-4, DD4, HAKRA, AKR1C4, CHDR|
|Format||Synthetic peptide was lyophilized with 100% acetonitrile and is supplied as a powder. Reconstitute with 0.1 ml DI water for a final concentration of 1 mg/ml.|
|Storage||Maintain refrigerated at 2-8°C for up to 6 months. For long term storage store at -20°C.|
|Precautions||This product is for research use only. Not for use in diagnostic or therapeutic procedures.|
|Function||Catalyzes the transformation of the potent androgen dihydrotestosterone (DHT) into the less active form, 5-alpha- androstan-3-alpha,17-beta-diol (3-alpha-diol). Also has some 20- alpha-hydroxysteroid dehydrogenase activity. The biotransformation of the pesticide chlordecone (kepone) to its corresponding alcohol leads to increased biliary excretion of the pesticide and concomitant reduction of its neurotoxicity since bile is the major excretory route.|
|Tissue Location||Liver specific.|
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AKR1C4 is a member of the aldo/keto reductasesuperfamily, which consists of more than 40 known enzymes andproteins. These enzymes catalyze the conversion of aldehydes andketones to their corresponding alcohols by utilizing NADH and/orNADPH as cofactors. The enzymes display overlapping but distinctsubstrate specificity. This enzyme catalyzes the bioreduction ofchlordecone, a toxic organochlorine pesticide, to chlordeconealcohol in liver. This gene shares high sequence identity withthree other gene members and is clustered with those three genes atchromosome 10p15-p14.
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