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 Effects of Nitric Oxide and Glucose / Energy Metabolism. 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.