Aliases for CHFR Gene
External Ids for CHFR Gene
Previous GeneCards Identifiers for CHFR Gene
This gene encodes an E3 ubiquitin-protein ligase required for the maintenance of the antephase checkpoint that regulates cell cycle entry into mitosis and, therefore, may play a key role in cell cycle progression and tumorigenesis. The encoded protein has an N-terminal forkhead-associated domain, a central RING-finger domain, and a cysteine-rich C-terminal region. Alternatively spliced transcript variants that encode different protein isoforms have been described. [provided by RefSeq, Mar 2014]
GeneCards Summary for CHFR Gene
CHFR (Checkpoint With Forkhead And Ring Finger Domains, E3 Ubiquitin Protein Ligase) is a Protein Coding gene. Among its related pathways are Cell Cycle / Checkpoint Control and Protein Stability. GO annotations related to this gene include nucleotide binding and ubiquitin-protein transferase activity.
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for CHFR Gene
E3 ubiquitin-protein ligase that functions in the antephase checkpoint by actively delaying passage into mitosis in response to microtubule poisons. Acts in early prophase before chromosome condensation, when the centrosome move apart from each other along the periphery of the nucleus. Probably involved in signaling the presence of mitotic stress caused by microtubule poisons by mediating the Lys-48-linked ubiquitination of target proteins, leading to their degradation by the proteasome. Promotes the ubiquitination and subsequent degradation of AURKA and PLK1. Probably acts as a tumor suppressor, possibly by mediating the polyubiquitination of HDAC1, leading to its degradation. May also promote the formation of Lys-63-linked polyubiquitin chains and functions with the specific ubiquitin-conjugating UBC13-MMS2 (UBE2N-UBE2V2) heterodimer. Substrates that are polyubiquitinated at Lys-63 are usually not targeted for degradation, but are rather involved in signaling cellular stress.