AKR1B15 Isoform 1: Catalyzes the NADPH-dependent reduction of a variety of carbonyl substrates, like aromatic aldehydes, alkenals, ketones and alpha-dicarbonyl compounds. In addition, catalyzes the reduction of androgens and estrogens with high positional selectivity (shows 17-beta-hydroxysteroid dehydrogenase activity) as well as 3-keto-acyl-CoAs. Displays strong enzymatic activity toward all-trans-retinal and 9-cis-retinal. May play a physiological role in retinoid metabolism. Isoform 2: No oxidoreductase activity observed with the tested substrates. Belongs to the aldo/keto reductase family. Widely expressed. Expressed at highest levels in steroid-sensitive tissues, such as placenta, testis and adipose tissue. 2 alternatively spliced human isoforms have been reported. Note: This description may include information from UniProtKB.
Protein type: EC 1.1.1.-; EC; EC; Oxidoreductase
Chromosomal Location of rat Ortholog: 4q22
Cellular Component:  cytosol; mitochondrion
Molecular Function:  alcohol dehydrogenase (NADP+) activity; alditol:NADP+ 1-oxidoreductase activity; oxidoreductase activity
Biological Process:  oxidation-reduction process
Reference #:  Q91W30 (UniProtKB)
Alt. Names/Synonyms: AKR1B15; Akr1b8; aldo-keto reductase family 1, member B8; Aldose reductase-like protein; aldose reductase-related protein 2; MGC91427
Gene Symbols: Akr1b8
Molecular weight: 36,191 Da
Basal Isoelectric point: 7.08  Predict pI for various phosphorylation states
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