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COX15 homolog, cytochrome c oxidase assembly protein
Cytochrome c oxidase (COX), the terminal component of the mitochondrial respiratory chain, catalyzes the electron transfer from reduced cytochrome c to oxygen. This component 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 function in the regulation and assembly of the complex. This nuclear gene encodes a protein which is not a structural subunit, but may be essential for the biogenesis of COX formation and may function in the hydroxylation of heme O, according to the yeast mutant studies. This protein is predicted to contain 5 transmembrane domains localized in the mitochondrial inner membrane. Alternative splicing of this gene generates two transcript variants diverging in the 3' region. [provided by RefSeq, Jul 2008] (from
Finazzi et al., Brescia, Italy. In J Neural Transm, 2009
COX 15 mRNA was significantly more abundant in the cerebral tissue of Alzheimer's disease (AD) patients and COX10 and COX15 SNP were significantly less represented in the patient group, suggesting a possible protective role toward the risk for AD
Shiloach et al., Bethesda, United States. In Bmc Biotechnol, 2006
cdkl3 transfected in anchorage-independent (suspension) HeLa cells overexpressed relative to attached cells and lead to elevated proliferation and viability relative to untransfected. Same in two HEK-293 and a CHO cell lines.