Protein Name hemopexin
Organism Homo sapiens
Gene ID 3263
Gene Symbol

HPX

UniProt P02790 (HEMO_HUMAN), Q9BS19 (Q9BS19_HUMAN)
Relationships Total Number of functionally related compound(s) : 132
Total Number of Articles : 220
Description

hemopexin

Gene Summary

This gene encodes a plasma glycoprotein that binds heme with high affinity. The encoded protein is an acute phase protein that transports heme from the plasma to the liver and may be involved in protecting cells from oxidative stress. [provided by RefSeq, Apr 2009]

synonyms
  • hemopexin
  • beta-1B-glycoprotein
  • epididymis secretory sperm binding protein
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Properties