Aliases for ABCE1 Gene
External Ids for ABCE1 Gene
Previous HGNC Symbols for ABCE1 Gene
Previous GeneCards Identifiers for ABCE1 Gene
The protein encoded by this gene is a member of the superfamily of ATP-binding cassette (ABC) transporters. ABC proteins transport various molecules across extra- and intra-cellular membranes. ABC genes are divided into seven distinct subfamilies (ABC1, MDR/TAP, MRP, ALD, OABP, GCN20, White). This protein is a member of the OABP subfamily. Alternatively referred to as the RNase L inhibitor, this protein functions to block the activity of ribonuclease L. Activation of ribonuclease L leads to inhibition of protein synthesis in the 2-5A/RNase L system, the central pathway for viral interferon action. Two transcript variants encoding the same protein have been found for this gene. [provided by RefSeq, Jul 2008]
GeneCards Summary for ABCE1 Gene
ABCE1 (ATP Binding Cassette Subfamily E Member 1) is a Protein Coding gene. Diseases associated with ABCE1 include Hiv-1. Among its related pathways are ABC-family proteins mediated transport and Transport of glucose and other sugars, bile salts and organic acids, metal ions and amine compounds. GO annotations related to this gene include ATPase activity and ribonuclease inhibitor activity.
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for ABCE1 Gene
Antagonizes the binding of 2-5A (5-phosphorylated 2,5-linked oligoadenylates) by RNase L through direct interaction with RNase L and therefore inhibits its endoribonuclease activity. May play a central role in the regulation of mRNA turnover. Antagonizes the anti-viral effect of the interferon-regulated 2-5A/RNase L pathway. May act as a chaperone for post-translational events during HIV-1 capsid assembly.