ALDH8A1

ALDH8A1

A gene on chromosome 6q23.2 that encodes an aldehyde dehydrogenase that plays a role in the pathway of 9-cis-retinoic acid biosynthesis, showing a marked substrate preference for 9-cis-retinal over all-trans-retinal.
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This is a complex locus with a 10a proximal region in females containing 21 genes and a 10b distal region in both sexes containing 7 genes (Pde7b, Ahil, Myb, HbslL, Aldh8a1, Sgkl, and Raetle) [8].