Aldehyde dehydrogenase 2 in cardiac protection: a new therapeutic target?

@article{Budas2009AldehydeD2,
  title={Aldehyde dehydrogenase 2 in cardiac protection: a new therapeutic target?},
  author={Grant R. Budas and M H Disatnik and Daria Mochly-Rosen},
  journal={Trends in cardiovascular medicine},
  year={2009},
  volume={19 5},
  pages={158-64}
}
Mitochondrial aldehyde dehydrogenase 2 (ALDH2) is emerging as a key enzyme involved in cytoprotection in the heart. ALDH2 mediates both the detoxification of reactive aldehydes such as acetaldehyde and 4-hydroxy-2-nonenal and the bioactivation of nitroglycerin to nitric oxide. In addition, chronic nitrate treatment results in ALDH2 inhibition and contributes to nitrate tolerance. Our laboratory recently identified ALDH2 to be a key mediator of endogenous cytoprotection. We reported that ALDH2… CONTINUE READING

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