Aliases for CYP2A7 Gene
External Ids for CYP2A7 Gene
Previous GeneCards Identifiers for CYP2A7 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 protein localizes to the endoplasmic reticulum; its substrate has not yet been determined. This gene, which produces two transcript variants, is part of a large cluster of cytochrome P450 genes from the CYP2A, CYP2B and CYP2F subfamilies on chromosome 19q. [provided by RefSeq, Jul 2008]
GeneCards Summary for CYP2A7 Gene
CYP2A7 (Cytochrome P450 Family 2 Subfamily A Member 7) is a Protein Coding gene. Diseases associated with CYP2A7 include Distal Muscular Dystrophy With Anterior Tibial Onset. Among its related pathways are Cytochrome P450 - arranged by substrate type and Metabolism. Gene Ontology (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 CYP2A6.
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot Summary for CYP2A7 Gene
Cytochromes P450 are a group of heme-thiolate monooxygenases. In liver microsomes, this enzyme is involved in an NADPH-dependent electron transport pathway. It oxidizes a variety of structurally unrelated compounds, including steroids, fatty acids, and xenobiotics.