Aliases for CYP2J2 Gene
External Ids for CYP2J2 Gene
Previous GeneCards Identifiers for CYP2J2 Gene
This gene encodes a member of the cytochrome P450 superfamily of enzymes. The cytochrome P450 proteins are monooxygenases which catalyze many reactions involved in drug metabolism and synthesis of cholesterol, steroids and other lipids. This protein localizes to the endoplasmic reticulum and is thought to be the predominant enzyme responsible for epoxidation of endogenous arachidonic acid in cardiac tissue. [provided by RefSeq, Jul 2008]
GeneCards Summary for CYP2J2 Gene
CYP2J2 (Cytochrome P450, Family 2, Subfamily J, Polypeptide 2) is a Protein Coding gene. Among its related pathways are Metabolism and Circadian entrainment. GO annotations related to this gene include iron ion binding and oxidoreductase activity, acting on paired donors, with incorporation or reduction of molecular oxygen. An important paralog of this gene is CYP2C19.
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for CYP2J2 Gene
This enzyme metabolizes arachidonic acid predominantly via a NADPH-dependent olefin epoxidation to all four regioisomeric cis-epoxyeicosatrienoic acids. One of the predominant enzymes responsible for the epoxidation of endogenous cardiac arachidonic acid pools