|EC number 188.8.131.52|
|Aliases AKR1C1, 2-ALPHA-HSD, 20-ALPHA-HSD, C9, DD1, DD1/DD2, DDH, DDH1, H-37, HAKRC, HBAB, MBAB, aldo-keto reductase family 1, member C1, aldo-keto reductase family 1 member C1|
External IDs MGI: 1924587 HomoloGene: 134114 GeneCards: AKR1C1
Aldo-keto reductase family 1 member C1 also known as 20α-hydroxysteroid dehydrogenase, 3α-hydroxysteroid dehydrogenase, and dihydrodiol dehydrogenase 1/2 is an enzyme that in humans is encoded by the AKR1C1 gene.
This gene encodes a member of the aldo/keto reductase superfamily, which consists of more than 40 known enzymes and proteins. These enzymes catalyze the conversion of aldehydes and ketones to their corresponding alcohols by utilizing NADH and/or NADPH as cofactors. The enzymes display overlapping but distinct substrate specificity. This enzyme catalyzes the reduction of progesterone to the inactive form 20-alpha-hydroxy-progesterone. This gene shares high sequence identity with three other gene members, and is clustered with those three genes at chromosome 10p15-p14.