Aliases for CYB5R2 Gene
External Ids for CYB5R2 Gene
Previous GeneCards Identifiers for CYB5R2 Gene
The protein encoded by this gene belongs to the flavoprotein pyridine nucleotide cytochrome reductase family of proteins. Cytochrome b-type NAD(P)H oxidoreductases are implicated in many processes including cholesterol biosynthesis, fatty acid desaturation and elongation, and respiratory burst in neutrophils and macrophages. Cytochrome b5 reductases have soluble and membrane-bound forms that are the product of alternative splicing. In animal cells, the membrane-bound form binds to the endoplasmic reticulum, where it is a member of a fatty acid desaturation complex. Alternative splicing results in multiple transcript variants. [provided by RefSeq, Nov 2014]
GeneCards Summary for CYB5R2 Gene
CYB5R2 (Cytochrome B5 Reductase 2) is a Protein Coding gene. Among its related pathways are Metabolism and Amino sugar and nucleotide sugar metabolism. Gene Ontology (GO) annotations related to this gene include oxidoreductase activity and cytochrome-b5 reductase activity, acting on NAD(P)H. An important paralog of this gene is CYB5R3.
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for CYB5R2 Gene
NADH-cytochrome b5 reductases are involved in desaturation and elongation of fatty acids, cholesterol biosynthesis, drug metabolism, and, in erythrocyte, methemoglobin reduction (By similarity). Responsible for NADH-dependent lucigenin chemiluminescence in spermatozoa by reducing both lucigenin and 2-[4-iodophenyl]-3-[4-nitrophenyl]-5-[2,4-disulfophenyl]-2H tetrazolium monosodium salt (WST-1).