Aliases for COX5A Gene
External Ids for COX5A Gene
Previous GeneCards Identifiers for COX5A Gene
Cytochrome c oxidase (COX) is the terminal enzyme of the mitochondrial respiratory chain. It is a multi-subunit enzyme complex that couples the transfer of electrons from cytochrome c to molecular oxygen and contributes to a proton electrochemical gradient across the inner mitochondrial membrane. The complex consists of 13 mitochondrial- and nuclear-encoded subunits. The mitochondrially-encoded subunits perform the electron transfer of proton pumping activities. The functions of the nuclear-encoded subunits are unknown but they may play a role in the regulation and assembly of the complex. This gene encodes the nuclear-encoded subunit Va of the human mitochondrial respiratory chain enzyme. A pseudogene COX5AP1 has been found in chromosome 14q22. [provided by RefSeq, Jul 2008]
GeneCards Summary for COX5A Gene
COX5A (Cytochrome C Oxidase Subunit 5A) is a Protein Coding gene. Diseases associated with COX5A include Mitochondrial Disorders and Acquired Idiopathic Sideroblastic Anemia. Among its related pathways are Metabolism and Cardiac muscle contraction. GO annotations related to this gene include electron carrier activity and cytochrome-c oxidase activity.
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for COX5A Gene
This is the heme A-containing chain of cytochrome c oxidase, the terminal oxidase in mitochondrial electron transport.