Aliases for DHX16 Gene
External Ids for DHX16 Gene
Previous HGNC Symbols for DHX16 Gene
Previous GeneCards Identifiers for DHX16 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, which is a functional homolog of fission yeast Prp8 protein involved in cell cycle progression. This gene is mapped to the MHC region on chromosome 6p21.3, a region where many malignant, genetic and autoimmune disease genes are linked. Two transcript variants encoding different isoforms have been found for this gene. [provided by RefSeq, Aug 2009]
GeneCards Summary for DHX16 Gene
DHX16 (DEAH-Box Helicase 16) is a Protein Coding gene. Among its related pathways are mRNA Splicing - Major Pathway and Gene Expression. GO annotations related to this gene include nucleic acid binding and helicase activity. An important paralog of this gene is DHX8.
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for DHX16 Gene
Probable ATP-binding RNA helicase involved in pre-mRNA splicing.