Aliases for MARS Gene
External Ids for MARS Gene
Previous GeneCards Identifiers for MARS Gene
This gene encodes a member of the class I family of aminoacyl-tRNA synthetases. These enzymes play a critical role in protein biosynthesis by charging tRNAs with their cognate amino acids. The encoded protein is a component of the multi-tRNA synthetase complex and catalyzes the ligation of methionine to tRNA molecules. [provided by RefSeq, Jan 2011]
GeneCards Summary for MARS Gene
MARS (Methionyl-TRNA Synthetase) is a Protein Coding gene. Diseases associated with MARS include autosomal recessive spastic paraplegia type 70 and autosomal dominant charcot-marie-tooth disease type 2u. Among its related pathways are Gene Expression and tRNA Aminoacylation. GO annotations related to this gene include nucleotide binding and aminoacyl-tRNA ligase activity.