Detoxication of the environmental pollutant acrolein by a rat liver aldo-keto reductase.


Acrolein is a highly reactive hazardous air pollutant of human health concern, particularly as it is a component of cigarette smoke. It can be metabolized by enzymes including the aldo-keto reductase (AKR) family of enzymes. AKR7A1 is a member of the AKR7 sub-family and can catalyse the reduction of toxic aldehydes, including alpha-unsaturated carbonyl… (More)