Aliases for CYB5A Gene
External Ids for CYB5A Gene
Previous Symbols for CYB5A Gene
The protein encoded by this gene is a membrane-bound cytochrome that reduces ferric hemoglobin (methemoglobin) to ferrous hemoglobin, which is required for stearyl-CoA-desaturase activity. Defects in this gene are a cause of type IV hereditary methemoglobinemia. Three transcript variants encoding different isoforms have been found for this gene. [provided by RefSeq, Jun 2010]
GeneCards Summary for CYB5A Gene
CYB5A (Cytochrome B5 Type A (Microsomal)) is a Protein Coding gene. Diseases associated with CYB5A include hereditary methemoglobinemia and methemoglobinemia. Among its related pathways are Disease and Metabolism. GO annotations related to this gene include enzyme binding and cytochrome-c oxidase activity. An important paralog of this gene is CYB5B.
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for CYB5A Gene
Cytochrome b5 is a membrane bound hemoprotein which function as an electron carrier for several membrane bound oxygenases