Aliases for NDUFA8 Gene
External Ids for NDUFA8 Gene
Previous GeneCards Identifiers for NDUFA8 Gene
The protein encoded by this gene belongs to the complex I 19 kDa subunit family. Mammalian complex I is composed of 45 different subunits. This protein has NADH dehydrogenase activity and oxidoreductase activity. It plays an important role in transfering electrons from NADH to the respiratory chain. The immediate electron acceptor for the enzyme is believed to be ubiquinone. Alternative splicing of this gene results in multiple transcript variants encoding different isoforms. [provided by RefSeq, Dec 2015]
GeneCards Summary for NDUFA8 Gene
NDUFA8 (NADH:Ubiquinone Oxidoreductase Subunit A8) is a Protein Coding gene. Diseases associated with NDUFA8 include Leigh Syndrome and Mitochondrial Metabolism Disease. Among its related pathways are Respiratory electron transport, ATP synthesis by chemiosmotic coupling, and heat production by uncoupling proteins. and GABAergic synapse. Gene Ontology (GO) annotations related to this gene include NADH dehydrogenase (ubiquinone) activity.
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot Summary for NDUFA8 Gene
Accessory subunit of the mitochondrial membrane respiratory chain NADH dehydrogenase (Complex I), that is believed not to be involved in catalysis. Complex I functions in the transfer of electrons from NADH to the respiratory chain. The immediate electron acceptor for the enzyme is believed to be ubiquinone.