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Gene: ALDH1A2 (aldehyde dehydrogenase 1 family member A2) Homo sapiens
Symbol: ALDH1A2
Name: aldehyde dehydrogenase 1 family member A2
RGD ID: 734163
Description: Exhibits retinal dehydrogenase activity. Involved in several processes, including neural tube development; protein homotetramerization; and retinoic acid biosynthetic process. Localizes to cytoplasm.
Type: protein-coding
RefSeq Status: REVIEWED
Also known as: aldehyde dehydrogenase 1 family, member A2; aldehyde dehydrogenase family 1 member A2; aldehyde dehydrogenase family 1, subfamily a2; MGC26444; RALDH 2; RALDH(II); RALDH2; RALDH2-T; retinal dehydrogenase 2; retinaldehyde-specific dehydrogenase type 2
Mus musculus (house mouse) : Aldh1a2 (aldehyde dehydrogenase family 1, subfamily A2)  MGI  Alliance
Rattus norvegicus (Norway rat) : Aldh1a2 (aldehyde dehydrogenase 1 family, member A2)  Alliance
Chinchilla lanigera (long-tailed chinchilla) : Aldh1a2 (aldehyde dehydrogenase 1 family member A2)
Pan paniscus (bonobo/pygmy chimpanzee) : ALDH1A2 (aldehyde dehydrogenase 1 family member A2)
Canis lupus familiaris (dog) : ALDH1A2 (aldehyde dehydrogenase 1 family member A2)
Ictidomys tridecemlineatus (thirteen-lined ground squirrel) : Aldh1a2 (aldehyde dehydrogenase 1 family member A2)
Sus scrofa (pig) : ALDH1A2 (aldehyde dehydrogenase 1 family member A2)
Chlorocebus sabaeus (African green monkey) : ALDH1A2 (aldehyde dehydrogenase 1 family member A2)
Heterocephalus glaber (naked mole-rat) : Aldh1a2 (aldehyde dehydrogenase 1 family member A2)
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Allele / Splice: See ClinVar data
Latest Assembly: GRCh38 - Human Genome Assembly GRCh38
Human AssemblyChrPosition (strand)SourceGenome Browsers
GRCh38.p13 Ensembl1557,953,424 - 58,497,866 (-)EnsemblGRCh38hg38GRCh38
GRCh381557,953,429 - 58,065,711 (-)NCBIGRCh38GRCh38hg38GRCh38
GRCh371558,245,622 - 58,358,121 (-)NCBIGRCh37GRCh37hg19GRCh37
Build 361556,032,919 - 56,145,198 (-)NCBINCBI36hg18NCBI36
Build 341556,032,918 - 56,093,527NCBI
Celera1535,135,291 - 35,247,470 (-)NCBI
Cytogenetic Map15q21.3NCBI
HuRef1535,068,702 - 35,181,099 (-)NCBIHuRef
CHM1_11558,363,582 - 58,476,117 (-)NCBICHM1_1
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Nomenclature History
More on ALDH1A2
Alliance Gene
Ensembl Gene
JBrowse: hg19 hg38
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RGD Object Information
RGD ID: 734163
Created: 2004-01-12
Species: Homo sapiens
Last Modified: 2020-09-16
Status: ACTIVE


RGD is funded by grant HL64541 from the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute on behalf of the NIH.