Aliases for HELZ Gene
External Ids for HELZ Gene
Previous GeneCards Identifiers for HELZ Gene
HELZ is a member of the superfamily I class of RNA helicases. RNA helicases alter the conformation of RNA by unwinding double-stranded regions, thereby altering the biologic activity of the RNA molecule and regulating access to other proteins (Wagner et al., 1999 [PubMed 10471385]).[supplied by OMIM, Mar 2008]
GeneCards Summary for HELZ Gene
HELZ (Helicase With Zinc Finger) is a Protein Coding gene. GO annotations related to this gene include poly(A) RNA binding and helicase activity. An important paralog of this gene is UPF1.
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for HELZ Gene
May act as a helicase that plays a role in RNA metabolism in multiple tissues and organs within the developing embryo.