Aliases for ASS1 Gene
External Ids for ASS1 Gene
Previous HGNC Symbols for ASS1 Gene
Previous GeneCards Identifiers for ASS1 Gene
The protein encoded by this gene catalyzes the penultimate step of the arginine biosynthetic pathway. There are approximately 10 to 14 copies of this gene including the pseudogenes scattered across the human genome, among which the one located on chromosome 9 appears to be the only functional gene for argininosuccinate synthetase. Mutations in the chromosome 9 copy of this gene cause citrullinemia. Two transcript variants encoding the same protein have been found for this gene. [provided by RefSeq, Aug 2012]
GeneCards Summary for ASS1 Gene
ASS1 (Argininosuccinate Synthase 1) is a Protein Coding gene. Diseases associated with ASS1 include Citrullinemia and Argininosuccinic Aciduria. Among its related pathways are Alanine, aspartate and glutamate metabolism and Carbon metabolism. GO annotations related to this gene include poly(A) RNA binding and amino acid binding.
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for ASS1 Gene
Is indirectly involved in the control of blood pressure.