Aliases for NSUN3 Gene
External Ids for NSUN3 Gene
Previous GeneCards Identifiers for NSUN3 Gene
GeneCards Summary for NSUN3 Gene
NSUN3 (NOP2/Sun RNA Methyltransferase Family Member 3) is a Protein Coding gene. Gene Ontology (GO) annotations related to this gene include RNA binding and methyltransferase activity. An important paralog of this gene is NSUN4.
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for NSUN3 Gene
Mitochondrial tRNA methyltransferase that mediates methylation of cytosine to 5-methylcytosine (m5C) at position 34 of mt-tRNA(Met) (PubMed:27497299, PubMed:27214402, PubMed:27356879). mt-tRNA(Met) methylation at cytosine(34) takes place at the wobble position of the anticodon and initiates the formation of 5-formylcytosine (f(5)c) at this position (PubMed:27497299, PubMed:27214402, PubMed:27356879). mt-tRNA(Met) containing the f(5)c modification at the wobble position enables recognition of the AUA codon in addition to the AUG codon, expanding codon recognition in mitochondrial translation (PubMed:27497299, PubMed:27356879).