Carbonic anhydrase, alpha-class (IPR023561)

Short name: Carbonic_anhydrase_a-class

Overlapping homologous superfamilies

Family relationships


Carbonic anhydrases (CA: EC: are zinc metalloenzymes which catalyse the reversible hydration of carbon dioxide to bicarbonate [PMID: 18336305, PMID: 10978542]. The alpha-CAs are found predominantly in animals but also in bacteria and green algae. There are at least 15 isoforms found in mammals, which can be subdivided into cytosolic CAs (CA-I, CA-II, CA-III, CA-VII and CA XIII), mitochondrial CAs (CA-VA and CA-VB), secreted CAs (CA-VI), membrane-associated (CA-IV, CA-IX, CA-XII and CA-XIV) and those without CA activity, the CA-related proteins (CA-RP VIII, X and XI).

GO terms

Biological Process

No terms assigned in this category.

Molecular Function

GO:0004089 carbonate dehydratase activity
GO:0008270 zinc ion binding

Cellular Component

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Contributing signatures

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