Sequence of this protein is as follows: MSAEVETSEG VDESEKKNSG ALEKENQMRM ADLSELLKEG TKEAHDRAEN TQFVKDFLKG NIKKELFKLA TTALYFTYSA LEEEMERNKD HPAFAPLYFP MELHRKEALT KDMEYFFGEN WEEQVQCPKA AQKYVERIHY IGQNEPELLV AHAYTRYMGD LSGGQVLKKV AQRALKLPST GEGTQFYLFE NVDNAQQFKQ LYRARMNALD LNMKTKERIV EEANKAFEYN MQIFNELDQA GSTLARETLE DGFPVHDGKG DMRKCPFYAA EQDKGALEGS SCPFRTAMAV LRKPSLQFIL AAGVALAAGL LAWYYM
Heme oxygenase, an essential enzyme in heme catabolism, cleaves heme to form biliverdin, which is subsequently converted to bilirubin by biliverdin reductase, and carbon monoxide, a putative neurotransmitter. Heme oxygenase activity is induced by its substrate heme and by various nonheme substances. Heme oxygenase occurs as 2 isozymes, an inducible heme oxygenase-1 and a constitutive heme oxygenase-2. HMOX1 and HMOX2 belong to the heme oxygenase family. Several alternatively spliced transcript variants encoding three different isoforms have been found for this gene.
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Protein Aliases: heme oxygenase (decycling) 2; Heme oxygenase 2; HMOX 2; HO 2; HO-2
Gene Aliases: HMOX2; HO-2; HO2
UniProt ID: (Human) P30519
Entrez Gene ID: (Human) 3163
Molecular Function: oxygenase