Protein Name myoglobin
Organism Homo sapiens
Gene ID 4151
Gene Symbol


UniProt P02144 (MYG_HUMAN), A0A1K0FU49 (A0A1K0FU49_HUMAN)
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Gene Summary

This gene encodes a member of the globin superfamily and is predominantly expressed in skeletal and cardiac muscles. The encoded protein forms a monomeric globular haemoprotein that is primarily responsible for the storage and facilitated transfer of oxygen from the cell membrane to the mitochondria. This protein also plays a role in regulating physiological levels of nitric oxide. Multiple transcript variants encoding distinct isoforms exist for this gene. [provided by RefSeq, May 2020]

  • myoglobin
  • nitrite reductase MB
  • pseudoperoxidase MB
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