Aliases for CYP20A1 Gene
External Ids for CYP20A1 Gene
Previous GeneCards Identifiers for CYP20A1 Gene
This gene encodes a member of the cytochrome P450 superfamily of enzymes. The cytochrome P450 proteins are monooxygenases that catalyze many reactions involved in drug metabolism and synthesis of cholesterol, steroids and other lipids. This protein lacks one amino acid of the conserved heme binding site. It also lacks the conserved I-helix motif AGX(D,E)T, suggesting that its substrate may carry its own oxygen. [provided by RefSeq, Jul 2008]
GeneCards Summary for CYP20A1 Gene
CYP20A1 (Cytochrome P450 Family 20 Subfamily A Member 1) is a Protein Coding gene. Among its related pathways are Phase II conjugation and cytochrome P450. GO annotations related to this gene include iron ion binding and oxidoreductase activity, acting on paired donors, with incorporation or reduction of molecular oxygen.