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Aldehyde dehydrogenase 6 family, member A1

Methylmalonate-Semialdehyde Dehydrogenase, MMSDH, ALDH6A1, Malonate-Semialdehyde Dehydrogenase
This protein belongs to the aldehyde dehydrogenases family of proteins. This enzyme plays a role in the valine and pyrimidine catabolic pathways. The product of this gene, a mitochondrial methylmalonate semialdehyde dehydrogenase, catalyzes the irreversible oxidative decarboxylation of malonate and methylmalonate semialdehydes to acetyl- and propionyl-CoA. Methylmalonate semialdehyde dehydrogenase deficiency is characterized by elevated beta-alanine, 3-hydroxypropionic acid, and both isomers of 3-amino and 3-hydroxyisobutyric acids in urine organic acids. [provided by RefSeq, Jul 2008] (from NCBI)
Papers on Methylmalonate-Semialdehyde Dehydrogenase
3-Hydroxyisobutyrate aciduria and mutations in the ALDH6A1 gene coding for methylmalonate semialdehyde dehydrogenase.
GeneRIF
Smith et al., Freiburg, Germany. In J Inherit Metab Dis, 2012
Mutation analysis in the ALDH6A1 gene can reveal a cause of 3-hydroxyisobutyric aciduria, which may present with only slightly increased urinary levels of 3-hydroxyisobutyric acid, if a patient is metabolically stable [case reports]
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