Aliases for NUDT15 Gene
External Ids for NUDT15 Gene
Previous GeneCards Identifiers for NUDT15 Gene
This gene encodes an enzyme that belongs to the Nudix hydrolase superfamily. Members of this superfamily catalyze the hydrolysis of nucleoside diphosphates, including substrates like 8-oxo-dGTP, which are a result of oxidative damage, and can induce base mispairing during DNA replication, causing transversions. The encoded enzyme is a negative regulator of thiopurine activation and toxicity. Mutations in this gene result in poor metabolism of thiopurines, and are associated with thiopurine-induced early leukopenia. Multiple pseudogenes of this gene have been identified. [provided by RefSeq, Apr 2016]
GeneCards Summary for NUDT15 Gene
NUDT15 (Nudix Hydrolase 15) is a Protein Coding gene. Diseases associated with NUDT15 include Azathioprine Or 6-Mercatopurine Toxicity Or Dose Selection. Among its related pathways are Purine metabolism and Metabolism. GO annotations related to this gene include hydrolase activity and 8-oxo-7,8-dihydrodeoxyguanosine triphosphate pyrophosphatase activity.
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for NUDT15 Gene
Mediates the hydrolysis of some nucleoside diphosphate derivatives. Can degrade 8-oxo-dGTP in vitro, suggesting that it may remove an oxidatively damaged form of guanine (7,8-dihydro-8-oxoguanine) from DNA and the nucleotide pool, thereby preventing misincorporation of 8-oxo-dGTP into DNA thus preventing A:T to C:G transversions. Its substrate specificity in vivo however remains unclear (By similarity). May have a role in DNA synthesis and cell cycle progression through the interaction with PCNA.