Aliases for NUDT4 Gene
External Ids for NUDT4 Gene
Previous GeneCards Identifiers for NUDT4 Gene
The protein encoded by this gene regulates the turnover of diphosphoinositol polyphosphates. The turnover of these high-energy diphosphoinositol polyphosphates represents a molecular switching activity with important regulatory consequences. Molecular switching by diphosphoinositol polyphosphates may contribute to regulating intracellular trafficking. Several alternatively spliced transcript variants have been described, but the full-length nature of some variants has not been determined. Isoforms DIPP2alpha and DIPP2beta are distinguishable from each other solely by DIPP2beta possessing one additional amino acid due to intron boundary skidding in alternate splicing. [provided by RefSeq, Jul 2008]
GeneCards Summary for NUDT4 Gene
NUDT4 (Nudix Hydrolase 4) is a Protein Coding gene. Among its related pathways are Inositol phosphate metabolism (REACTOME) and Metabolism. GO annotations related to this gene include hydrolase activity and m7G(5)pppN diphosphatase activity. An important paralog of this gene is NUDT11.
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for NUDT4 Gene
Cleaves a beta-phosphate from the diphosphate groups in PP-InsP5 (diphosphoinositol pentakisphosphate), PP-InsP4 and [PP]2-InsP4 (bisdiphosphoinositol tetrakisphosphate), suggesting that it may play a role in signal transduction. Also able to catalyze the hydrolysis of dinucleoside oligophosphate Ap6A, but not Ap5A. The major reaction products are ADP and p4a from Ap6A. Also able to hydrolyze 5-phosphoribose 1-diphosphate. Does not play a role in U8 snoRNA decapping activity. Binds U8 snoRNA.