Aliases for COX6A2 Gene
External Ids for COX6A2 Gene
Previous GeneCards Identifiers for COX6A2 Gene
Cytochrome c oxidase (COX), the terminal enzyme of the mitochondrial respiratory chain, catalyzes the electron transfer from reduced cytochrome c to oxygen. It is a heteromeric complex consisting of 3 catalytic subunits encoded by mitochondrial genes and multiple structural subunits encoded by nuclear genes. The mitochondrially-encoded subunits function in electron transfer, and the nuclear-encoded subunits may be involved in the regulation and assembly of the complex. This nuclear gene encodes polypeptide 2 (heart/muscle isoform) of subunit VIa, and polypeptide 2 is present only in striated muscles. Polypeptide 1 (liver isoform) of subunit VIa is encoded by a different gene, and is found in all non-muscle tissues. These two polypeptides share 66% amino acid sequence identity. [provided by RefSeq, Jul 2008]
GeneCards Summary for COX6A2 Gene
COX6A2 (Cytochrome C Oxidase Subunit 6A2) is a Protein Coding gene. Among its related pathways are Metabolism and AMPK Enzyme Complex Pathway. GO annotations related to this gene include cytochrome-c oxidase activity. An important paralog of this gene is COX6A1.
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for COX6A2 Gene
This protein is one of the nuclear-coded polypeptide chains of cytochrome c oxidase, the terminal oxidase in mitochondrial electron transport.