Aliases for CYP3A7-CYP3A51P Gene
This locus represents readthrough transcription between the neighboring CYP3A7 (cytochrome P450, family 3, subfamily A, polypeptide 7) and CYP3A51P (cytochrome P450, family 3, subfamily A, polypeptide 51, pseudogene) genes, which are members of the CYP3A gene cluster on chromosome 7. The downstream pseudogene is not known to be independently transcribed. The readthrough transcript includes CYP3A7 exons 1-13 and exons 2 and 13 of the pseudogene. It encodes a CYP3A isoform with a novel C-terminus. This isoform is only expressed in alleles containing a T nucleotide at the -6 position of a splice acceptor in the pseudogene, which enables correct splicing of the upstream CYP3A7 exons to the pseudogene exons. It should be noted that the reference genome sequence represents the CYP3A7_39256 T->A allele, and thus this haplotype is unlikely to produce the readthrough transcript. [provided by RefSeq, Jan 2015]
GeneCards Summary for CYP3A7-CYP3A51P Gene
CYP3A7-CYP3A51P (CYP3A7-CYP3A51P Readthrough) is a Protein Coding gene. Among its related pathways are Metabolism 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. An important paralog of this gene is CYP4F8.
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for CYP3A7-CYP3A51P Gene
Cytochromes P450 are a group of heme-thiolate monooxygenases. In liver microsomes, this enzyme is involved in an NADPH-dependent electron transport pathway. It oxidizes a variety of structurally unrelated compounds, including steroids, fatty acids, and xenobiotics.