Aliases for C11orf31 Gene
External Ids for C11orf31 Gene
Previous GeneCards Identifiers for C11orf31 Gene
This gene encodes a selenoprotein, which contains a selenocysteine (Sec) residue at its active site. The selenocysteine is encoded by the UGA codon that normally signals translation termination. The 3' UTR of selenoprotein genes have a common stem-loop structure, the sec insertion sequence (SECIS), that is necessary for the recognition of UGA as a Sec codon rather than as a stop signal. The exact function of this gene is not known, however, selenoproteins are thought to be responsible for most biomedical effects of dietary selenium. [provided by RefSeq, Jul 2008]
GeneCards Summary for C11orf31 Gene
C11orf31 (Chromosome 11 Open Reading Frame 31) is a Protein Coding gene. Diseases associated with C11orf31 include staphyloenterotoxemia. Among its related pathways are Selenium Metabolism and Selenoproteins and Selenium Pathway. GO annotations related to this gene include selenium binding.
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for C11orf31 Gene
May be involved in a redox-related process.