Immunogen sequence: QDLSEALKEA TKEVHTQAEN AEFMRNFQKG QVTRDGFKLV MASLYHIYVA LEEEIERNKE SPVFAPVYFP EELHRKAALE QDLAFWYGPR WQEVIPYTPA MQRYVKRLHE VGRTEPELLV AHAYTRYLGD LSGGQVLKKI AQKALDLPSS GEGLAFFTFP NIASATKFKQ LYRSRMNSLE MTPAVRQRVI EEAKTAF
Heme oxygenase (HO) is a microsomal enzyme that catalyzes the oxidation of heme to the antioxidant molecules, biliverdin and carbon monoxide. HO consists of two homologous isozymes, an inducible HO-1 and a constitutively expressed HO-2. HO-1 is induced by a wide variety of stimuli including conditions of oxidative stress, inflammatory agents, transforming growth factor beta and heat shock. The increase in expression of HO-1 is thought to be a cellular defense mechanism against oxidative stress since elevated HO could eventually generate more bilirubin, an anti-oxidant.
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Protein Aliases: bK286B10; heat shock protein, 32-kD; heme oxygenase (decycling) 1; Heme oxygenase 1; HO-1
Gene Aliases: bK286B10; HMOX1; HMOX1D; HO; HO-1; HO1; HSP32
UniProt ID: (Human) P09601
Entrez Gene ID: (Human) 3162