Aliases for NAA60 Gene
External Ids for NAA60 Gene
Previous HGNC Symbols for NAA60 Gene
Previous GeneCards Identifiers for NAA60 Gene
This gene encodes an enzyme that localizes to the Golgi apparatus, where it transfers an acetyl group to the N-terminus of free proteins. This enzyme acts on histones, and its activity is important for chromatin assembly and chromosome integrity. Alternative splicing and the use of alternative promoters results in multiple transcript variants. The upstream promoter is located in a differentially methylated region (DMR) and undergoes imprinting; transcript variants originating from this position are expressed from the maternal allele. [provided by RefSeq, Nov 2015]
GeneCards Summary for NAA60 Gene
NAA60 (N(Alpha)-Acetyltransferase 60, NatF Catalytic Subunit) is a Protein Coding gene. Gene Ontology (GO) annotations related to this gene include transferase activity, transferring acyl groups other than amino-acyl groups and peptide alpha-N-acetyltransferase activity.
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for NAA60 Gene
N-alpha-acetyltransferase that specifically mediates the acetylation of N-terminal residues of the transmembrane proteins, with a strong preference for N-termini facing the cytosol (PubMed:25732826). Displays N-terminal acetyltransferase activity towards a range of N-terminal sequences including those starting with Met-Lys, Met-Val, Met-Ala and Met-Met (PubMed:21750686, PubMed:25732826, PubMed:27550639, PubMed:27320834). Required for normal chromosomal segregation during anaphase (PubMed:21750686). May also show histone acetyltransferase activity; such results are however unclear in vivo and would require additional experimental evidences (PubMed:21981917).