The protein encoded by this gene is an oxidoreductase belonging to the copper type II, ascorbate-dependent monooxygenase family. It is present in the synaptic vesicles of postganglionic sympathetic neurons and converts dopamine to norepinephrine. It exists in both soluble and membrane-bound forms, depending on the absence or presence, respectively, of a signal peptide.
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Protein Aliases: Dopamine beta hydroxylase (dopamine beta-monooxygenase); Dopamine beta-hydroxylase; dopamine beta-hydroxylase (dopamine beta-monooxygenase); Dopamine beta-monooxygenase; Dopamine-Beta-hydroxylase; Soluble dopamine beta-hydroxylase
Gene Aliases: DBH; DBM; DOPBHY