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cyp4f3

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Official Full Name
cytochrome P450, family 4, subfamily F, polypeptide 3
Background
This gene, CYP4F3, 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 protein localizes to the endoplasmic reticulum. The enzyme starts the process of inactivating and degrading leukotriene B4, a potent mediator of inflammation. This gene is part of a cluster of cytochrome P450 genes on chromosome 19. Another member of this family, CYP4F8, is approximately 18 kb away. Three transcript variants encoding two different isoforms have been found for this gene.
Synonyms
CYP4F3; cytochrome P450, family 4, subfamily F, polypeptide 3; cytochrome P450, subfamily IVF, polypeptide 3 (leukotriene B4 omega hydroxylase) , LTB4H; leukotriene-B(4) omega-hydroxylase 2; CYP4F; CP4F3_HUMAN; CPF3; CYPIVF3; Cytochrome P450 4F3; Cytochrome P450 LTB omega; Cytochrome P450, subfamily IVF, polypeptide 3 (leukotriene B4 omega hydroxylase); Cytochrome P450-LTB-omega; Leukotriene B(4) 20 monooxygenase; Leukotriene B(4) omega hydroxylase; leukotriene B4 omega hydroxylase; Leukotriene-B(4) 20-monooxygenase 2; leukotriene-B4 20-monooxygenase; LTB4H; cytochrome P-450; cytochrome P450, subfamily IVF, polypeptide 3; zgc:162915; cyp4f43