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Official Full Name
cytochrome c oxidase subunit Vb
Background
Cytochrome C oxidase (COX) is the terminal enzyme of the mitochondrial respiratory chain. It is a multi-subunit enzyme complex that couples the transfer of electrons from cytochrome c to molecular oxygen and contributes to a proton electrochemical gradient across the inner mitochondrial membrane. The complex consists of 13 mitochondrial- and nuclear-encoded subunits. The mitochondrially-encoded subunits perform the electron transfer and proton pumping activities. The functions of the nuclear-encoded subunits are unknown but they may play a role in the regulation and assembly of the complex. This gene encodes the nuclear-encoded subunit Vb of the human mitochondrial respiratory chain enzyme.
Synonyms
COX5B; cytochrome c oxidase subunit Vb; cytochrome c oxidase subunit 5B, mitochondrial; mitochondrial; COX 5B; COX5B_HUMAN; COXVB; Cytochrome c oxidase polypeptide Vb; Cytochrome c oxidase polypeptide VB mitochondrial; Cytochrome c oxidase subunit 5B; Cytochrome c oxidase subunit 5B mitochondrial; OTTHUMP00000161109; cytochrome c oxidase polypeptide VB, mitochondrial