Aliases for DDX18 Gene
External Ids for DDX18 Gene
DEAD box proteins, characterized by the conserved motif Asp-Glu-Ala-Asp (DEAD), are putative RNA helicases. They are implicated in a number of cellular processes involving alteration of RNA secondary structure such as translation initiation, nuclear and mitochondrial splicing, and ribosome and spliceosome assembly. Based on their distribution patterns, some members of this family are believed to be involved in embryogenesis, spermatogenesis, and cellular growth and division. This gene encodes a DEAD box protein, and it is activated by Myc protein. [provided by RefSeq, Jul 2008]
GeneCards Summary for DDX18 Gene
DDX18 (DEAD (Asp-Glu-Ala-Asp) Box Polypeptide 18) is a Protein Coding gene. Among its related pathways are Validated targets of C-MYC transcriptional activation. GO annotations related to this gene include RNA binding and ATP-dependent RNA helicase activity.
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for DDX18 Gene
Probable RNA-dependent helicase