Multifunctional enzyme mediating important protective effects. Metabolizes betaine aldehyde to betaine, an important cellular osmolyte and methyl donor. Protects cells from oxidative stress by metabolizing a number of lipid peroxidation-derived aldehydes. Involved in lysine catabolism.
Synonyms: Alpha-AASA dehydrogenase, Aldehyde dehydrogenase family 7 member A1, Antiquitin-1, Betaine aldehyde dehydrogenase, Delta1-piperideine-6-carboxylate dehydrogenase, P6c dehydrogenase
Gene name: ALDH7A1
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