Aliases for COX8A Gene
External Ids for COX8A Gene
Previous HGNC Symbols for COX8A Gene
Previous GeneCards Identifiers for COX8A Gene
The protein encoded by this gene is the terminal enzyme of the respiratory chain, coupling the transfer of electrons from cytochrome c to molecular oxygen, with the concomitant production of a proton electrochemical gradient across the inner mitochondrial membrane. In addition to 3 mitochondrially encoded subunits, which perform the catalytic function, the eukaryotic enzyme contains nuclear-encoded smaller subunits, ranging in number from 4 in some organisms to 10 in mammals. It has been proposed that nuclear-encoded subunits may be involved in the modulation of the catalytic function. This gene encodes one of the nuclear-encoded subunits. [provided by RefSeq, Jul 2008]
GeneCards Summary for COX8A Gene
COX8A (Cytochrome C Oxidase Subunit 8A) is a Protein Coding gene. Diseases associated with COX8A include mitochondrial complex iv deficiency and isolated cytochrome c oxidase deficiency. Among its related pathways are Alzheimer's disease and Cardiac muscle contraction. GO annotations related to this gene include cytochrome-c oxidase activity. An important paralog of this gene is ENSG00000256100.
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for COX8A Gene
This protein is one of the nuclear-coded polypeptide chains of cytochrome c oxidase, the terminal oxidase in mitochondrial electron transport.