Defects in ALDOB are the cause of hereditary fructose intolerance (HFI). HFI is an autosomal recessive disease that results in an inability to metabolize fructose and related sugars. Complete exclusion of fructose results in dramatic recovery; however, if not treated properly, HFI subjects suffer episodes of hypoglycemia, general ill condition, and risk of death the remainder of life. Belongs to the class I fructose-bisphosphate aldolase family. Note: This description may include information from UniProtKB.
Protein type: Carbohydrate Metabolism - fructose and mannose; Carbohydrate Metabolism - glycolysis and gluconeogenesis; Carbohydrate Metabolism - pentose phosphate pathway; EC 188.8.131.52; Lyase