Aliases for EPT1 Gene
External Ids for EPT1 Gene
Previous GeneCards Identifiers for EPT1 Gene
This gene encodes a selenoprotein, which contains a selenocysteine (Sec) residue at its active site. The selenocysteine is encoded by the UGA codon that normally signals translation termination. The 3' UTR of selenoprotein genes have a common stem-loop structure, the sec insertion sequence (SECIS), that is necessary for the recognition of UGA as a Sec codon rather than as a stop signal. [provided by RefSeq, Jul 2008]
GeneCards Summary for EPT1 Gene
EPT1 (Ethanolaminephosphotransferase 1) is a Protein Coding gene. Among its related pathways are Metabolism and Glycerophospholipid biosynthesis. GO annotations related to this gene include phosphotransferase activity, for other substituted phosphate groups and ethanolaminephosphotransferase activity. An important paralog of this gene is CEPT1.
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for EPT1 Gene
Catalyzes phosphatidylethanolamine biosynthesis from CDP-ethanolamine. It thereby plays a central role in the formation and maintenance of vesicular membranes. Involved in the formation of phosphatidylethanolamine via Kennedy pathway.