Aliases for DHPS Gene
External Ids for DHPS Gene
Previous GeneCards Identifiers for DHPS Gene
This gene encodes a protein that is required for the formation of hypusine, a unique amino acid formed by the posttranslational modification of only one protein, eukaryotic translation initiation factor 5A. The encoded protein catalyzes the first step in hypusine formation by transferring the butylamine moiety of spermidine to a specific lysine residue of the eukaryotic translation initiation factor 5A precursor, forming an intermediate deoxyhypusine residue. Alternatively spliced transcript variants encoding multiple isoforms have been observed for this gene. [provided by RefSeq, May 2011]
GeneCards Summary for DHPS Gene
DHPS (Deoxyhypusine Synthase) is a Protein Coding gene. Diseases associated with DHPS include malaria and meningococcal meningitis. Among its related pathways are Transport to the Golgi and subsequent modification and Gamma carboxylation, hypusine formation and arylsulfatase activation. GO annotations related to this gene include deoxyhypusine synthase activity.
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for DHPS Gene
Catalyzes the NAD-dependent oxidative cleavage of spermidine and the subsequent transfer of the butylamine moiety of spermidine to the epsilon-amino group of a specific lysine residue of the eIF-5A precursor protein to form the intermediate deoxyhypusine residue.