Aliases for NUP98 Gene
External Ids for NUP98 Gene
Previous GeneCards Identifiers for NUP98 Gene
Nuclear pore complexes (NPCs) regulate the transport of macromolecules between the nucleus and cytoplasm, and are composed of many polypeptide subunits, many of which belong to the nucleoporin family. This gene belongs to the nucleoporin gene family and encodes a 186 kDa precursor protein that undergoes autoproteolytic cleavage to generate a 98 kDa nucleoporin and 96 kDa nucleoporin. The 98 kDa nucleoporin contains a Gly-Leu-Phe-Gly (GLGF) repeat domain and participates in many cellular processes, including nuclear import, nuclear export, mitotic progression, and regulation of gene expression. The 96 kDa nucleoporin is a scaffold component of the NPC. Proteolytic cleavage is important for targeting of the proteins to the NPC. Translocations between this gene and many other partner genes have been observed in different leukemias. Rearrangements typically result in chimeras with the N-terminal GLGF domain of this gene to the C-terminus of the partner gene. Alternative splicing results in multiple transcript variants encoding different isoforms, at least two of which are proteolytically processed. Some variants lack the region that encodes the 96 kDa nucleoporin. [provided by RefSeq, Feb 2016]
GeneCards Summary for NUP98 Gene
NUP98 (Nucleoporin 98kDa) is a Protein Coding gene. Diseases associated with NUP98 include myelodysplastic syndrome and myeloid leukemia. Among its related pathways are Gene Expression and Signaling by GPCR. GO annotations related to this gene include transporter activity and structural constituent of nuclear pore.
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for NUP98 Gene
Plays a role in the nuclear pore complex (NPC) assembly and/or maintenance. Nup98 and Nup96 are involved in the bidirectional transport across the NPC. May anchor NUP153 and TPR to the NPC.