External Ids for PVALB Gene
The protein encoded by this gene is a high affinity calcium ion-binding protein that is structurally and functionally similar to calmodulin and troponin C. The encoded protein is thought to be involved in muscle relaxation. [provided by RefSeq, Jul 2008]
GeneCards Summary for PVALB Gene
PVALB (Parvalbumin) is a Protein Coding gene. Diseases associated with PVALB include subcortical band heterotopia and fetal alcohol syndrome. GO annotations related to this gene include calcium ion binding. An important paralog of this gene is OCM.
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for PVALB Gene
In muscle, parvalbumin is thought to be involved in relaxation after contraction. It binds two calcium ions