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. Among its related pathways are Selenium Metabolism and Selenoproteins and Selenium Pathway. GO annotations related to this gene include poly(A) RNA binding and selenium binding.
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for C11orf31 Gene
May be involved in a redox-related process.