Aliases for NMT2 Gene
External Ids for NMT2 Gene
Previous GeneCards Identifiers for NMT2 Gene
N-myristoyltransferase (NMT) catalyzes the reaction of N-terminal myristoylation of many signaling proteins. It transfers myristic acid from myristoyl coenzyme A to the amino group of a protein's N-terminal glycine residue. Biochemical evidence indicates the presence of several distinct NMTs, varying in apparent molecular weight and /or subcellular distribution. The predicted 498-amino acid of human NMT2 protein shares 77% and 96% sequence identity with human NMT1 and mouse Nmt2 comprise two distinct families of N-myristoyltransferases. [provided by RefSeq, Jul 2008]
GeneCards Summary for NMT2 Gene
NMT2 (N-Myristoyltransferase 2) is a Protein Coding gene. Among its related pathways are Signaling by GPCR and Disease. GO annotations related to this gene include glycylpeptide N-tetradecanoyltransferase activity. An important paralog of this gene is NMT1.
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for NMT2 Gene
Adds a myristoyl group to the N-terminal glycine residue of certain cellular and viral proteins.