This gene encodes a member of the cytochrome P450 superfamily of enzymes. The cytochrome P450 proteins are monooxygenases which catalyze many reactions involved in drug metabolism and synthesis of cholesterol, steroids and other lipids. This protein localizes to the endoplasmic reticulum and hydroxylates medium-chain fatty acids such as laurate and myristate. [provided by RefSeq, Jul 2008].
Subcellular location: Intracellular
Synonyms: 20-HETE synthase, 20-hydroxyeicosatetraenoic acid synthase, CP4AB_HUMAN, Cyp4a1, Cyp4a10, CYP4A11, Cyp4a14, Cyp4a3, CYP4A7, CYP4AII, CYPIVA11, Cytochrome P-450HK-omega, Cytochrome P450 4A1, Cytochrome P450 4A10, Cytochrome P450 4A11, Cytochrome P450 4A14, Cytochrome P450 4A2, Cytochrome P450 4A3, Cytochrome P450 4A7, Cytochrome P450HL-omega, Fatty acid omega-hydroxylase, Lauric acid omega-hydroxylase.