Aliases for AOC3 Gene
External Ids for AOC3 Gene
Previous GeneCards Identifiers for AOC3 Gene
This gene encodes a member of the semicarbazide-sensitive amine oxidase family. Copper amine oxidases catalyze the oxidative conversion of amines to aldehydes in the presence of copper and quinone cofactor. The encoded protein is localized to the cell surface, has adhesive properties as well as monoamine oxidase activity, and may be involved in leukocyte trafficking. Alterations in levels of the encoded protein may be associated with many diseases, including diabetes mellitus. A pseudogene of this gene has been described and is located approximately 9-kb downstream on the same chromosome. Alternative splicing results in multiple transcript variants. [provided by RefSeq, Apr 2013]
GeneCards Summary for AOC3 Gene
AOC3 (Amine Oxidase, Copper Containing 3) is a Protein Coding gene. Diseases associated with AOC3 include Diabetes Mellitus and Microvascular Complications Of Diabetes 5. Among its related pathways are Metabolism and Phenylalanine metabolism. Gene Ontology (GO) annotations related to this gene include calcium ion binding and protein heterodimerization activity. An important paralog of this gene is AOC2.
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for AOC3 Gene
Cell adhesion protein that participates in lymphocyte extravasation and recirculation by mediating the binding of lymphocytes to peripheral lymph node vascular endothelial cells in an L-selectin-independent fashion. Has semicarbazide-sensitive (SSAO) monoamine oxidase activity. May play a role in adipogenesis.