Aliases for COX15 Gene
External Ids for COX15 Gene
Previous GeneCards Identifiers for COX15 Gene
Cytochrome c oxidase (COX), the terminal component of the mitochondrial respiratory chain, catalyzes the electron transfer from reduced cytochrome c to oxygen. This component is a heteromeric complex consisting of 3 catalytic subunits encoded by mitochondrial genes and multiple structural subunits encoded by nuclear genes. The mitochondrially-encoded subunits function in electron transfer, and the nuclear-encoded subunits may function in the regulation and assembly of the complex. This nuclear gene encodes a protein which is not a structural subunit, but may be essential for the biogenesis of COX formation and may function in the hydroxylation of heme O, according to the yeast mutant studies. This protein is predicted to contain 5 transmembrane domains localized in the mitochondrial inner membrane. Alternative splicing of this gene generates two transcript variants diverging in the 3' region. [provided by RefSeq, Jul 2008]
GeneCards Summary for COX15 Gene
COX15 (Cytochrome C Oxidase Assembly Homolog COX15) is a Protein Coding gene. Diseases associated with COX15 include Cardioencephalomyopathy, Fatal Infantile, Due To Cytochrome C Oxidase Deficiency 2 and Leigh Syndrome. Among its related pathways are Respiratory electron transport, ATP synthesis by chemiosmotic coupling, and heat production by uncoupling proteins. and Porphyrin and chlorophyll metabolism. Gene Ontology (GO) annotations related to this gene include cytochrome-c oxidase activity and oxidoreductase activity, acting on the CH-CH group of donors. An important paralog of this gene is ENSG00000285932.
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot Summary for COX15 Gene
May be involved in the biosynthesis of heme A.