Cellular and Molecular Life Sciences CMLS

, Volume 63, Issue 24, pp 2881–2885

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.


Antiquitin aldehyde dehydrogenase detoxification osmoregulation alpha-aminoadipic semialdehyde 


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© Birkhäuser Verlag, Basel 2006

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of BiochemistryThe Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shatin, N. T.Hong KongChina

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