Cytoglobin is a ubiquitously expressed hexacoordinate hemoglobin that may facilitate diffusion of oxygen through tissues, scavenge nitric oxide or other reactive oxygen species, or serve a protective function during oxidative stress (Trent and Hargrove, 2002).
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Protein Aliases: Cytoglobin; HGb; Histoglobin; stellate cell activation associated protein; Stellate cell activation-associated protein
Gene Aliases: 3110001K20Rik; CYGB; HGB; Staap; STAP
Molecular Function: transfer/carrier protein