Aliases for ABCB8 Gene
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Previous GeneCards Identifiers for ABCB8 Gene
This nuclear gene encodes a multi-pass membrane protein that is targeted to the mitochondrial inner membrane. The encoded protein is an ATP-dependent transporter that may mediate the passage of organic and inorganic molecules out of the mitochondria. Loss of function of the related gene in mouse results in a disruption of iron homeostasis between the mitochondria and cytosol. Alternative splicing results in multiple transcript variants. [provided by RefSeq, Aug 2013]
GeneCards Summary for ABCB8 Gene
ABCB8 (ATP Binding Cassette Subfamily B Member 8) is a Protein Coding gene. Diseases associated with ABCB8 include parasitic ectoparasitic infectious disease. Among its related pathways are Transport of glucose and other sugars, bile salts and organic acids, metal ions and amine compounds and ABC-family proteins mediated transport. GO annotations related to this gene include transporter activity and ATPase activity, coupled to transmembrane movement of substances. An important paralog of this gene is TAP1.