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Mouse AKR1A1 Gene cDNA Clone (full-length ORF Clone)

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AKR1A1cDNA Clone Product Information
cDNA Size:978
cDNA Description:ORF Clone of Mus musculus aldo-keto reductase family 1, member A1 (aldehyde reductase) DNA.
Gene Synonym:Akr1a4; 2610201A18Rik
Vector:PGEM-T Vector
Restriction Site:
Tag Sequence:
Sequence Description:Identical with the Gene Bank Ref. ID sequence except for the point mutation: 636C>T not causing the amino acid variation.
Shipping_carrier:Each tube contains approximately 10 μg of lyophilized plasmid.
Storage:The lyophilized plasmid can be stored at ambient temperature for three months.
pGEM-T Vector Information

The pGEM-T is 3kb in length, and contains the amplicin resistance gene, conferring selection of the plasmid in E. coli, and the ori site which is the bacterial origin of replication. The plasmid has multiple cloning sites as shown below. The coding sequence was inserted by TA cloning. Many E. coli strains are suitable for the propagation of this vector including JM109, DH5α and TOP10.

pGEM-T Simple Usage Suggestion:

The coding sequence can be easily obtained by digesting the vector with proper restriction enzyme(s). The coding sequence can also be amplified by PCR with M13 primers, or primer pair SP6 and T7.

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Aldehyde reductase (AKR1A1) is a member of the aldo-keto reductase superfamily, which consists of more than 40 known enzymes and proteins that includes variety of monomeric NADPH-dependent oxidoreductases, such as aldehyde reductase. Aldehyde reductase has wide substrate specificities for carbonyl compounds. These enzymes are implicated in the development of diabetic complications by catalyzing the reduction of glucose to sorbitol. Aldehyde reductase possess a structure with a beta-alpha-beta fold which contains a novel NADP-binding motif. The binding site is located in a large, deep, elliptical pocket in the C-terminal end of the beta sheet, the substrate being bound in an extended conformation. This binding is more similar to FAD- than to NAD(P)-binding oxidoreductases. AKR1A1 is involved in the reduction of biogenic and xenobiotic aldehydes and is present in virtually every tissue.

  • Bohren KM, et al. (1989) The aldo-keto reductase superfamily. cDNAs and deduced amino acid sequences of human aldehyde and aldose reductases. J Biol Chem. 264 (16): 9547-51.
  • Fujii J, et al. (1999) The structural organization of the human aldehyde reductase gene, AKR1A1, and mapping to chromosome. Cytogenetics and Cell Genetics . 84 (3-4): 33-2.