Aliases for CDC45 Gene
External Ids for CDC45 Gene
Previous HGNC Symbols for CDC45 Gene
Previous GeneCards Identifiers for CDC45 Gene
The protein encoded by this gene was identified by its strong similarity with Saccharomyces cerevisiae Cdc45, an essential protein required to the initiation of DNA replication. Cdc45 is a member of the highly conserved multiprotein complex including Cdc6/Cdc18, the minichromosome maintenance proteins (MCMs) and DNA polymerase, which is important for early steps of DNA replication in eukaryotes. This protein has been shown to interact with MCM7 and DNA polymerase alpha. Studies of the similar gene in Xenopus suggested that this protein play a pivotal role in the loading of DNA polymerase alpha onto chromatin. Alternate splicing results in multiple transcript variants. [provided by RefSeq, Jul 2013]
GeneCards Summary for CDC45 Gene
CDC45 (Cell Division Cycle 45) is a Protein Coding gene. Diseases associated with CDC45 include Rothmund-Thomson Syndrome and Digeorge Syndrome. Among its related pathways are Cell Cycle Checkpoints and CDK-mediated phosphorylation and removal of Cdc6. GO annotations related to this gene include chromatin binding and DNA replication origin binding.
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for CDC45 Gene
Required for initiation of chromosomal DNA replication.