External Ids for MB Gene
Previous GeneCards Identifiers for MB Gene
This gene encodes a member of the globin superfamily and is expressed in skeletal and cardiac muscles. The encoded protein is a haemoprotein contributing to intracellular oxygen storage and transcellular facilitated diffusion of oxygen. At least three alternatively spliced transcript variants encoding the same protein have been reported. [provided by RefSeq, Jul 2008]
GeneCards Summary for MB Gene
MB (Myoglobin) is a Protein Coding gene. Diseases associated with MB include Compartment Syndrome and Medullomyoblastoma. Among its related pathways are Glucose / Energy Metabolism and Effects of Nitric Oxide. Gene Ontology (GO) annotations related to this gene include iron ion binding and oxygen binding. An important paralog of this gene is CYGB.
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot Summary for MB Gene
Serves as a reserve supply of oxygen and facilitates the movement of oxygen within muscles.