Summary of ATP7B

The ATP7B gene encodes a protein called copper-transporting ATPase 2. It transporst copper into and out of cells by using ATP. Mutations of this gene are associated with Wilson Disease, which occurs when excess copper is kept in the body and can damage organs (R). 

The Function of ATP7B

Involved in the export of copper out of the cells, such as the efflux of hepatic copper into the bile.

Protein names

Recommended name:

Copper-transporting ATPase 2

Alternative name(s):

Copper pump 2
Wilson disease-associated protein

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Top Gene-Substance Interactions

ATP7B Interacts with These Diseases

Substances That Increase ATP7B

Substances That Decrease ATP7B

Advanced Summary

Conditions with Increased Gene Activity

Conditions with Decreased Gene Activity