External Ids for PVALB Gene
Previous GeneCards Identifiers for PVALB Gene
The protein encoded by this gene is a high affinity calcium ion-binding protein that is structurally and functionally similar to calmodulin and troponin C. The encoded protein is thought to be involved in muscle relaxation. Alternative splicing results in multiple transcript variants. [provided by RefSeq, Oct 2015]
GeneCards Summary for PVALB Gene
PVALB (Parvalbumin) is a Protein Coding gene. Diseases associated with PVALB include Fish Allergy and Fetal Alcohol Syndrome. Gene Ontology (GO) annotations related to this gene include calcium ion binding and protein heterodimerization activity. An important paralog of this gene is OCM.
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for PVALB Gene
In muscle, parvalbumin is thought to be involved in relaxation after contraction. It binds two calcium ions.