Aliases for DCP1B Gene
External Ids for DCP1B Gene
Previous GeneCards Identifiers for DCP1B Gene
This gene encodes a member of a family of proteins that function in removing the 5' cap from mRNAs, which is a step in regulated mRNA decay. This protein localizes to cytoplasmic foci which are the site of mRNA breakdown and turnover. Alternative splicing results in multiple transcript variants. [provided by RefSeq, Feb 2016]
GeneCards Summary for DCP1B Gene
DCP1B (Decapping MRNA 1B) is a Protein Coding gene. Among its related pathways are Gene Expression and Translational Control. GO annotations related to this gene include hydrolase activity and enzyme regulator activity. An important paralog of this gene is DCP1A.
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for DCP1B Gene
May play a role in the degradation of mRNAs, both in normal mRNA turnover and in nonsense-mediated mRNA decay. May remove the 7-methyl guanine cap structure from mRNA molecules, yielding a 5-phosphorylated mRNA fragment and 7m-GDP (By similarity).