Aliases for IFIT1 Gene
External Ids for IFIT1 Gene
Previous HGNC Symbols for IFIT1 Gene
Previous GeneCards Identifiers for IFIT1 Gene
This gene encodes a protein containing tetratricopeptide repeats that was originally identified as induced upon treatment with interferon. The encoded protein may inhibit viral replication and translational initiation. This gene is located in a cluster on chromosome 10 with five other closely related genes. There is a pseudogene for this gene on chromosome 13. Alternatively spliced transcript variants encoding multiple isoforms have been observed. [provided by RefSeq, Aug 2012]
GeneCards Summary for IFIT1 Gene
IFIT1 (Interferon Induced Protein With Tetratricopeptide Repeats 1) is a Protein Coding gene. Diseases associated with IFIT1 include Hepatitis C. Among its related pathways are Hepatitis C and Influenza A. GO annotations related to this gene include RNA binding. An important paralog of this gene is IFIT1B.
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for IFIT1 Gene
Interferon-induced antiviral RNA-binding protein that specifically binds single-stranded RNA bearing a 5-triphosphate group (PPP-RNA), thereby acting as a sensor of viral single-stranded RNAs and inhibiting expression of viral messenger RNAs. Single-stranded PPP-RNAs, which lack 2-O-methylation of the 5 cap and bear a 5-triphosphate group instead, are specific from viruses, providing a molecular signature to distinguish between self and non-self mRNAs by the host during viral infection. Directly binds PPP-RNA in a non-sequence-specific manner. Viruses evolved several ways to evade this restriction system such as encoding their own 2-O-methylase for their mRNAs or by stealing host cap containing the 2-O-methylation (cap snatching mechanism). Exhibits antiviral activity against several viruses including human papilloma and hepatitis C viruses.