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cyp24a1

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Official Full Name
cytochrome P450, family 24, subfamily A, polypeptide 1
Background
This gene encodes a member of the cytochrome P450 superfamily of enzymes. The cytochrome P450 proteins are monooxygenases which catalyze many reactions involved in drug metabolism and synthesis of cholesterol, steroids and other lipids. This mitochondrial protein initiates the degradation of 1,25-dihydroxyvitamin D3, the physiologically active form of vitamin D3, by hydroxylation of the side chain. In regulating the level of vitamin D3, this enzyme plays a role in calcium homeostasis and the vitamin D endocrine system. Alternatively spliced transcript variants encoding different isoforms have been found for this gene.
Synonyms
CYP24A1; cytochrome P450, family 24, subfamily A, polypeptide 1; CYP24, cytochrome P450, subfamily XXIV (vitamin D 24 hydroxylase); 1,25-dihydroxyvitamin D(3) 24-hydroxylase, mitochondrial; CP24; P450 CC24; mitochondrial; 1 25 @dihydroxyvitamin D3 24 hydroxylase; 1 25 dihydroxyvitamin D(3) 24 hydroxylase; 1; 24 ohase; 24-OHase; 25-dihydroxyvitamin D(3) 24-hydroxylase; CP 24; CP24A_HUMAN; CYP 24; CYP24; Cytochrome P450 24A1; Cytochrome P450 24A1 mitochondrial; Cytochrome P450 family 24; Cytochrome P450 family 24 subfamily A polypeptide 1; Cytochrome P450 subfamily XXIV; Cytochrome P450, subfamily XXIV (vitamin D 24-hydroxylase); Cytochrome P450-CC24; EC 1.14.13.n4; Exo mitochondrial protein; MGC126273; MGC126274; Vitamin D 24 hydroxylase; Vitamin D(3) 24 hydroxylase; Vitamin D(3) 24-hydroxylase; OTTHUMP00000031314; OTTHUMP00000165939; OTTHUMP00000165940; vitamin D 24-hydroxylase; exo-mitochondrial protein; 1,25-@dihyd; HCAI; P450-CC24; 1,25-@dihydroxyvitamin D3 24-hydroxylase; CP450CC24; 25-hydroxyvitamin D3 24-hydroxylase; cyp24a1l; cytochrome P450, family 24, subfamily A, polypeptide 1, like