Aliases for FAM162A Gene
External Ids for FAM162A Gene
Previous HGNC Symbols for FAM162A Gene
Previous GeneCards Identifiers for FAM162A Gene
GeneCards Summary for FAM162A Gene
FAM162A (Family With Sequence Similarity 162 Member A) is a Protein Coding gene. An important paralog of this gene is FAM162B.
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for FAM162A Gene
Proposed to be involved in regulation of apoptosis; the exact mechanism may differ between cell types/tissues. May be involved in hypoxia-induced cell death of transformed cells implicating cytochrome C release and caspase activation (such as CASP9) and inducing mitochondrial permeability transition. May be involved in hypoxia-induced cell death of neuronal cells probably by promoting release of AIFM1 from mitochondria to cytoplasm and its translocation to the nucleus; however, the involvement of caspases has been reported conflictingly.