PrimePCR™ ddPCR™ Expression Probe Assay: ALDH2, Human


ddPCR probe assay designed for gene expression analysis. Probe assays consist of unlabeled PCR primers and a dual labeled fluorescent probe.

Info:   HEX; Same primer pair and probe as used in qPCR assay qHsaCEP0050628; exonic

Fluorophore:   HEX
List Price:    $201.00
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Assay Information

Technology:   ddPCR
Assay Type:   Probe
Application:   Gene Expression
Unique Assay ID:   dHsaCPE5034597
Chromosome Location:   12:112237710-112237857question
Amplicon Length:   118

Gene Information

This protein belongs to the aldehyde dehydrogenase family of proteins. Aldehyde dehydrogenase is the second enzyme of the major oxidative pathway of alcohol metabolism. Two major liver isoforms of aldehyde dehydrogenase cytosolic and mitochondrial can be distinguished by their electrophoretic mobilities kinetic properties and subcellular localizations. Most Caucasians have two major isozymes while approximately 50% of Orientals have the cytosolic isozyme but not the mitochondrial isozyme. A remarkably higher frequency of acute alcohol intoxication among Orientals than among Caucasians could be related to the absence of a catalytically active form of the mitochondrial isozyme. The increased exposure to acetaldehyde in individuals with the catalytically inactive form may also confer greater susceptibility to many types of cancer. This gene encodes a mitochondrial isoform which has a low Km for acetaldehydes and is localized in mitochondrial matrix. Alternative splicing results in multiple transcript variants encoding distinct isoforms.[provided by RefSeq Mar 2011]

Gene Symbol:   ALDH2
Gene Name:   aldehyde dehydrogenase 2 family (mitochondrial)
Aliases:   ALDH-E2, ALDHI, ALDM, MGC1806
RefSeq:   NC_000012.11 NG_012250.1 NT_009775.17
Ensembl:   ENSG00000111275
Entrez:   217
UniGene:   Hs.604551
Chromosome Mapping:   12q24.2

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