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. Among its related pathways are Translational Control and Gene Expression. GO annotations related to this gene include nucleic acid binding and RNA binding. An important paralog of this gene is PABPC1.
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for ELAVL1 Gene
RNA-binding protein that binds to the 3-UTR region of mRNAs and increases their stability. Involved in embryonic stem cells (ESCs) differentiation: preferentially binds mRNAs that are not methylated by N6-methyladenosine (m6A), stabilizing them, promoting ESCs differentiation. Binds to poly-U elements and AU-rich elements (AREs) in the 3-UTR of target mRNAs. 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. 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.