Gene: RDH5 (retinol dehydrogenase 5) Homo sapiens
Symbol: RDH5
Name: retinol dehydrogenase 5
Description: This gene encodes an enzyme belonging to the short-chain dehydrogenases/reductases (SDR) family. This retinol dehydrogenase functions to catalyze the final step in the biosynthesis of 11-cis retinaldehyde, which is the universal chromophore of visual pigments. Mutations in this gene cause autosomal recessive fundus albipunctatus, a rare form of night blindness that is characterized by a delay in the regeneration of cone and rod photopigments. Alternative splicing results in multiple transcript variants. Read-through transcription also exists between this gene and the neighboring upstream BLOC1S1 (biogenesis of lysosomal organelles complex-1, subunit 1) gene. [provided by RefSeq, Dec 2010]
Type: protein-coding
RefSeq Status: REVIEWED
Also known as: 11-cis RDH; 11-cis retinol dehydrogenase; 11-cis RoDH; 9-cis retinol dehydrogenase; 9-cis-retinol specific dehydrogenase; 9cRDH; FLJ39337; FLJ97089; HSD17B9; OTTHUMP00000242975; OTTHUMP00000242976; OTTHUMP00000242988; RDH1; retinol dehydrogenase 1; retinol dehydrogenase 5 (11-cis and 9-cis); SDR9C5; short chain dehydrogenase/reductase family 9C member 5; short chain dehydrogenase/reductase family 9C, member 5
Latest Assembly: Human Genome Assembly GRCh37
Human Genome Assembly GRCh381255,720,367 - 55,724,742+NCBI
Human Alternate Assembly CHM1_11256,080,940 - 56,085,314+NCBI
Human Genome Assembly HuRef1253,152,966 - 53,157,341+NCBI
Human Genome Assembly GRCh371256,114,151 - 56,118,526+NCBI
Human Celera Assembly1255,766,620 - 55,770,996+NCBI
Human Genome Assembly Build 361254,400,488 - 54,404,756+NCBI
Human Cytogenetic Map12q13.2 NCBI
Human Genome Assembly1254,400,487 - 54,404,754 NCBI

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RGD Object Information
RGD ID: 1318857
Created: 2005-01-12
Species: Homo sapiens
Last Modified: 2016-01-19
Status: ACTIVE