BackgroundAldo-Keto Reductase 1C4/AKR1C4 is a member of the aldo/keto reductase family that consists of more than 40 known enzymes and proteins. AKR1C4 has highly expressed in Liver. It can catalyzes the bioreduction of chlordecone, a toxic organochlorine pesticide, to chlordecone alcohol in liver. AKR1C4 catalyzes the transformation of the potent androgen dihydrotestosterone (DHT) into the less active form, 5-α-Androstan-3-α,17-β-diol (3-α-diol). In addition, AKR1C4 also has some 20-α-Hydroxysteroid Dehydrogenase activity.
PackagingDry ice/Polar packs
FormulationSupplied as a 0.2 μm filtered solution of 20mM TrisHCl, 150mM NaCl, pH 8.0.
ALTnamesAldo-Keto Reductase Family 1 Member C4, 3-Alpha-HSD1, 3-Alpha-Hydroxysteroid Dehydrogenase Type I, Chlordecone Reductase, CDR, Dihydrodiol Dehydrogenase 4, DD-4, DD4, HAKRA, AKR1C4, CHDR