Aliases for CYP2U1 Gene
External Ids 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, Polypeptide 1) is a Protein Coding gene. Diseases associated with CYP2U1 include spastic paraplegia 56, autosomal recessive. Among its related pathways are Metabolism and Metabolism. GO annotations related to this gene include electron carrier activity and heme binding. An important paralog of this gene is CYP2C19.
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.