Bos taurus Gene: ALDH8A1
InnateDB Gene IDBG-633488.3
Last Modified 2014-10-13 [Report errors or provide feedback]
Gene Symbol ALDH8A1
Gene Name Aldehyde dehydrogenase family 8 member A1
Species Bos taurus
Ensembl Gene ENSBTAG00000007975
Encoded Proteins
aldehyde dehydrogenase family 8 member A1
Protein Structure
Useful resources Stemformatics EHFPI ImmGen
Entrez Gene
Summary This gene does not have any Entrez summary - the following is the summary from its human ortholog ENSG00000118514:
This protein belongs to the aldehyde dehydrogenases family of proteins. It plays a role in a pathway of 9-cis-retinoic acid biosynthesis in vivo. This enzyme converts 9-cis-retinal into the retinoid X receptor ligand 9-cis-retinoic acid, and has approximately 40-fold higher activity with 9-cis-retinal than with all-trans-retinal. Therefore, it is the first known aldehyde dehydrogenase to show a preference for 9-cis-retinal relative to all-trans-retinal. Three transcript variants encoding distinct protein isoforms have been identified for this gene. [provided by RefSeq, Jul 2010]
Gene Information
Type Protein coding
Genomic Location Chromosome 9:73977645-74002359
Strand Reverse strand
ENSBTAT00000010485 ENSBTAP00000010485
Number of Interactions This gene and/or its encoded proteins are associated with 0 experimentally validated interaction(s) in this database.
They are also associated with 2 interaction(s) predicted by orthology.
Predicted by orthology
Total 2 [view]
Gene Ontology

Molecular Function
Accession GO Term
GO:0001758 retinal dehydrogenase activity
GO:0016491 oxidoreductase activity
GO:0016620 oxidoreductase activity, acting on the aldehyde or oxo group of donors, NAD or NADP as acceptor
Biological Process
GO:0008152 metabolic process
GO:0042573 retinoic acid metabolic process
GO:0042574 retinal metabolic process
GO:0042904 9-cis-retinoic acid biosynthetic process
GO:0055114 oxidation-reduction process
Cellular Component
GO:0005622 intracellular
GO:0005737 cytoplasm
GO:0070062 extracellular vesicular exosome
Homo sapiens
Mus musculus
Gene ID
Gene Order
SSD Ortholog
Ortholog supports species divergence
SSD Ortholog
Ortholog supports species divergence
SwissProt Q0P5F9
UniProt Splice Variant
Entrez Gene 513537
UniGene Bt.43302
RefSeq NM_001075626
EMBL BC120092 BT029881
GenPept AAI20093 ABM06132
RNA Seq Atlas 513537
Transcript Frequencies
Tag Count based mRNA-Abundances across 87 different Tissues (TPM).

Based on Data from Bovine Gene Atlas

Tag Count based mRNA-Abundances across 87 different Tissues (TPM)

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