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cyp26b1

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Official Full Name
cytochrome P450, family 26, subfamily b, polypeptide 1
Background
This gene encodes a member of the cytochrome P450 superfamily of enzymes. The cytochrome P450 proteins are monooxygenases that catalyze many reactions involved in drug metabolism and the synthesis of cholesterol, steroids and other lipids. The enzyme encoded by this gene is involved in the specific inactivation of all-trans-retinoic acid to hydroxylated forms, such as 4-oxo-, 4-OH-, and 18-OH-all-trans-retinoic acid.
Synonyms
CYP26B1; cytochrome P450, family 26, subfamily B, polypeptide 1; cytochrome P450 26B1; P450RAI 2; CP26; CYP26A2; Cytochrome P450 26A2; Cytochrome P450 family 26 subfamily B polypeptide 1; Cytochrome P450 retinoic acid-inactivating 2; Cytochrome P450 retinoid metabolizing protein; Cytochrome P450RAI-2; DKFZp686G0638; EC 1.14.; MGC129613; P450 26A2; P450 retinoic acid inactivating 2; Retinoic acid metabolizing cytochrome; OTTHUMP00000160175; cytochrome P450 CYP26B1 variant 2; retinoic acid-metabolizing cytochrome; P450RAI-2; RHFCA; P450RAI2; fc21d03; zgc:76999; wu:fc21d03; wu:fc26h10; dol; stocksteif