Aliases for CYP2U1 Gene
External Ids for CYP2U1 Gene
Previous GeneCards Identifiers for CYP2U1 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 enzyme is a hydroxylase that metabolizes arachidonic acid, docosahexaenoic acid, and other long chain fatty acids. [provided by RefSeq, Jul 2008]
GeneCards Summary for CYP2U1 Gene
CYP2U1 (Cytochrome P450 Family 2 Subfamily U Member 1) is a Protein Coding gene. Diseases associated with CYP2U1 include Spastic Paraplegia 56, Autosomal Recessive and Spastic Paraplegia 56. Among its related pathways are acetone degradation I (to methylglyoxal) and Metabolism. 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 CYP2J2.
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for CYP2U1 Gene
Catalyzes the hydroxylation of arachidonic acid, docosahexaenoic acid and other long chain fatty acids. May modulate the arachidonic acid signaling pathway and play a role in other fatty acid signaling processes.