Aliases for NQO2 Gene
External Ids for NQO2 Gene
Previous Symbols for NQO2 Gene
This gene encodes a member of the thioredoxin family of enzymes. It is a cytosolic and ubiquitously expressed flavoprotein that catalyzes the two-electron reduction of quinone substrates and uses dihydronicotinamide riboside as a reducing coenzyme. Mutations in this gene have been associated with neurodegenerative diseases and several cancers. Alternative splicing results in multiple transcript variants. [provided by RefSeq, Mar 2014]
GeneCards Summary for NQO2 Gene
NQO2 (NAD(P)H Dehydrogenase, Quinone 2) is a Protein Coding gene. Diseases associated with NQO2 include breast cancer and brca1 and brca2 hereditary breast and ovarian cancer. GO annotations related to this gene include electron carrier activity and dihydronicotinamide riboside quinone reductase activity. An important paralog of this gene is NQO1.
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for NQO2 Gene
The enzyme apparently serves as a quinone reductase in connection with conjugation reactions of hydroquinones involved in detoxification pathways as well as in biosynthetic processes such as the vitamin K-dependent gamma-carboxylation of glutamate residues in prothrombin synthesis.