Protein Name cytochrome c, somatic
Organism Homo sapiens
Gene ID 54205
Gene Symbol


UniProt P99999 (CYC_HUMAN), G4XXL9 (G4XXL9_HUMAN)
Relationships Total Number of functionally related compound(s) : 3740
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cytochrome c, somatic

Gene Summary

This gene encodes a small heme protein that functions as a central component of the electron transport chain in mitochondria. The encoded protein associates with the inner membrane of the mitochondrion where it accepts electrons from cytochrome b and transfers them to the cytochrome oxidase complex. This protein is also involved in initiation of apoptosis. Mutations in this gene are associated with autosomal dominant nonsyndromic thrombocytopenia. Numerous processed pseudogenes of this gene are found throughout the human genome.[provided by RefSeq, Jul 2010]

  • cytochrome c
  • CYC
  • HCS
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