Aliases for FBXL21 Gene
External Ids for FBXL21 Gene
Previous Symbols for FBXL21 Gene
This gene encodes a member of the F-box protein family which is characterized by an approximately 40 amino acid motif, the F-box. The F-box proteins constitute one of the four subunits of ubiquitin protein ligase complex called SCFs (SKP1-cullin-F-box), which function in phosphorylation-dependent ubiquitination. The F-box proteins are divided into 3 classes: Fbws containing WD-40 domains, Fbls containing leucine-rich repeats, and Fbxs containing either different protein-protein interaction modules or no recognizable motifs. The protein encoded by this gene belongs to the Fbls class and, in addition to an F-box, contains 6 tandem leucine-rich repeats. The amino acid sequence of this protein is highly similar to that of f-box and leucine-rich repeat protein 3A. Comparisons of this gene to orthologous sequences suggest that it may be a pseudogene, and may no longer express a functional protein.[provided by RefSeq, Aug 2009]
GeneCards Summary for FBXL21 Gene
FBXL21 (F-Box And Leucine-Rich Repeat Protein 21 (Gene/Pseudogene)) is a Protein Coding gene. GO annotations related to this gene include ubiquitin-protein transferase activity. An important paralog of this gene is FBXL3.
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for FBXL21 Gene
Substrate-recognition component of the SCF(FBXL21) E3 ubiquitin ligase complex involved in circadian rhythm function. Plays a key role in the maintenance of both the speed and the robustness of the circadian clock oscillation. The SCF(FBXL21) complex mainly acts in the cytosol and mediates ubiquitination of CRY proteins (CRY1 and CRY2), leading to CRY proteins stabilization. The SCF(FBXL21) complex counteracts the activity of the SCF(FBXL3) complex and protects CRY proteins from degradation. Involved in the hypothalamic suprachiasmatic nucleus (SCN) clock regulating temporal organization of the daily activities (By similarity).