retinal dehydrogenase

ret·i·nal de·hy·dro·gen·ase

an oxidoreductase catalyzing the interconversion of retinaldehyde and NAD+ to retinoic acid and NADH, thus affecting growth and differentiation.
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While experimenting on mice, the researchers observed that the animals lacking MMP7 had higher production of retinal dehydrogenase, an enzyme that is responsible for synthesizing vitamin A in the lung.