Cytochrome c oxidase, the terminal enzyme of the mitochondrial respiratory chain, catalyzes the electron transfer from reduced cytochrome c to oxygen. It is a heteromeric complex consisting of 3 catalytic subunits encoded by mitochondrial genes and multiple structural subunits encoded by nuclear genes. The mitochondrially-encoded subunits function in electron transfer, and the nuclear-encoded subunits may be involved in the regulation and assembly of the complex. This nuclear gene encodes subunit VIc, which has 77% amino acid sequence identity with mouse subunit VIc. This gene is up-regulated in prostate cancer cells. A pseudogene has been found on chromosomes 16p12.
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Protein Aliases: Cytochrome c oxidase polypeptide VIc; Cytochrome c oxidase subunit 6C; cytochrome c oxidase subunit VIc preprotein; EC 220.127.116.11
Gene Aliases: COX6C
UniProt ID: (Human) P09669
Entrez Gene ID: (Human) 1345