Aliases for ELAVL1 Gene
External Ids for ELAVL1 Gene
Previous HGNC Symbols for ELAVL1 Gene
Previous GeneCards Identifiers for ELAVL1 Gene
The protein encoded by this gene is a member of the ELAVL family of RNA-binding proteins that contain several RNA recognition motifs, and selectively bind AU-rich elements (AREs) found in the 3' untranslated regions of mRNAs. AREs signal degradation of mRNAs as a means to regulate gene expression, thus by binding AREs, the ELAVL family of proteins play a role in stabilizing ARE-containing mRNAs. This gene has been implicated in a variety of biological processes and has been linked to a number of diseases, including cancer. It is highly expressed in many cancers, and could be potentially useful in cancer diagnosis, prognosis, and therapy. [provided by RefSeq, Sep 2012]
GeneCards Summary for ELAVL1 Gene
ELAVL1 (ELAV Like RNA Binding Protein 1) is a Protein Coding gene. Diseases associated with ELAVL1 include Pancreatic Ductal Adenocarcinoma and Juvenile Astrocytoma. Among its related pathways are Gene Expression and mRNA Splicing - Major Pathway. Gene Ontology (GO) annotations related to this gene include nucleic acid binding and RNA binding. An important paralog of this gene is ELAVL2.
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for ELAVL1 Gene
RNA-binding protein that binds to the 3-UTR region of mRNAs and increases their stability (PubMed:14517288, PubMed:18285462). Involved in embryonic stem cells (ESCs) differentiation: preferentially binds mRNAs that are not methylated by N6-methyladenosine (m6A), stabilizing them, promoting ESCs differentiation (By similarity). Binds to poly-U elements and AU-rich elements (AREs) in the 3-UTR of target mRNAs (PubMed:8626503, PubMed:17632515, PubMed:18285462, PubMed:23519412). Binds avidly to the AU-rich element in FOS and IL3/interleukin-3 mRNAs. In the case of the FOS AU-rich element, binds to a core element of 27 nucleotides that contain AUUUA, AUUUUA, and AUUUUUA motifs. Binds preferentially to the 5-UUUU[AG]UUU-3 motif in vitro (PubMed:8626503). With ZNF385A, binds the 3-UTR of p53/TP53 mRNA to control their nuclear export induced by CDKN2A. Hence, may regulate p53/TP53 expression and mediate in part the CDKN2A anti-proliferative activity. May also bind with ZNF385A the CCNB1 mRNA (By similarity).