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 Charcot-Marie-Tooth Disease, Axonal, Type 2U and Interstitial Lung And Liver Disease. Among its related pathways are tRNA Aminoacylation and Gene Expression. GO annotations related to this gene include nucleotide binding and aminoacyl-tRNA ligase activity.