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 infantile liver failure syndrome 2 and acute infantile liver failure-multisystemic involvement syndrome. Among its related pathways are Gene Expression and tRNA Aminoacylation. GO annotations related to this gene include tRNA binding and methionine-tRNA ligase activity.