Aliases for DCTPP1 Gene
External Ids for DCTPP1 Gene
Previous GeneCards Identifiers for DCTPP1 Gene
The protein encoded by this gene is dCTP pyrophosphatase, which converts dCTP to dCMP and inorganic pyrophosphate. The encoded protein also displays weak activity against dTTP and dATP, but none against dGTP. This protein may be responsible for eliminating excess dCTP after DNA synthesis and may prevent overmethylation of CpG islands. Three transcript variants, one protein-coding and the other two non-protein coding, have been found for this gene. [provided by RefSeq, Dec 2015]
GeneCards Summary for DCTPP1 Gene
DCTPP1 (DCTP Pyrophosphatase 1) is a Protein Coding gene. Among its related pathways are Purine metabolism and Metabolism. GO annotations related to this gene include identical protein binding and pyrophosphatase activity.
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for DCTPP1 Gene
Hydrolyzes deoxynucleoside triphosphates (dNTPs) to the corresponding nucleoside monophosphates. Has a strong preference for modified dCTP. Activity is highest with 5-iodo-dCTP, followed by 5-bromo-dCTP, unmodified dCTP, 5-methyl-dCTP and 5-chloro-dCTP. Hydrolyzes 2-chloro-dATP and 2-hydroxy-dATP with lower efficiency, and has even lower activity with unmodified dATP, dTTP and dUTP (in vitro). Does not hydrolyze ATP, UTP, ITP, GTP, dADP, dCDP or dGTP. May protect DNA or RNA against the incorporation of non-canonical nucleotide triphosphates. May protect cells against inappropriate methylation of CpG islands by DNA methyltransferases (By similarity).