Protein Name carbonic anhydrase 3
Organism Homo sapiens
Gene ID 761
Gene Symbol


UniProt P07451 (CAH3_HUMAN), V9HWA3 (V9HWA3_HUMAN)
Relationships Total Number of functionally related compound(s) : 461
Total Number of Articles : 656

carbonic anhydrase 3

Gene Summary

Carbonic anhydrase III (CAIII) is a member of a multigene family (at least six separate genes are known) that encodes carbonic anhydrase isozymes. These carbonic anhydrases are a class of metalloenzymes that catalyze the reversible hydration of carbon dioxide and are differentially expressed in a number of cell types. The expression of the CA3 gene is strictly tissue specific and present at high levels in skeletal muscle and much lower levels in cardiac and smooth muscle. A proportion of carriers of Duchenne muscle dystrophy have a higher CA3 level than normal. The gene spans 10.3 kb and contains seven exons and six introns. [provided by RefSeq, Oct 2008]

  • carbonic anhydrase 3
  • CA-III
  • HEL-S-167mP
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