Protein Name cytochrome b5 type A
Organism Homo sapiens
Gene ID 1528
Gene Symbol

CYB5A

UniProt P00167 (CYB5_HUMAN), A0A384ME44 (A0A384ME44_HUMAN)
Relationships Total Number of functionally related compound(s) : 406
Total Number of Articles : 430
Description

cytochrome b5 type A

Gene Summary

The protein encoded by this gene is a membrane-bound cytochrome that reduces ferric hemoglobin (methemoglobin) to ferrous hemoglobin, which is required for stearyl-CoA-desaturase activity. Defects in this gene are a cause of type IV hereditary methemoglobinemia. Three transcript variants encoding different isoforms have been found for this gene. [provided by RefSeq, Jun 2010]

synonyms
  • cytochrome b5
  • cytochrome b5 type A (microsomal)
  • epididymis secretory sperm binding protein
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Properties