, Volume 63, Issue 24, pp 2881-2885
Date: 27 Nov 2006

Antiquitin, a relatively unexplored member in the superfamily of aldehyde dehydrogenases with diversified physiological functions

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Antiquitin is a member of the aldehyde dehydrogenase superfamily. Sequence analyses indicate that the protein is highly conserved from plants to animals. The plant antiquitins are generally believed to play a role in osmoregulation and/or detoxification. The physiological functions of animal antiquitins remain largely elusive, their involvement in a number of human diseases has been implicated.

Received 28 February 2006; received after revision 13 July 2006; accepted 31 August 2006