Aliases for PABPC1 Gene
External Ids for PABPC1 Gene
Previous Symbols for PABPC1 Gene
This gene encodes a poly(A) binding protein. The protein shuttles between the nucleus and cytoplasm and binds to the 3' poly(A) tail of eukaryotic messenger RNAs via RNA-recognition motifs. The binding of this protein to poly(A) promotes ribosome recruitment and translation initiation; it is also required for poly(A) shortening which is the first step in mRNA decay. The gene is part of a small gene family including three protein-coding genes and several pseudogenes.[provided by RefSeq, Aug 2010]
GeneCards Summary for PABPC1 Gene
PABPC1 (Poly(A) Binding Protein, Cytoplasmic 1) is a Protein Coding gene. Diseases associated with PABPC1 include myotonic dystrophy 2 and rift valley fever. Among its related pathways are TGF-Beta Pathway and Apoptotic Pathways in Synovial Fibroblasts. GO annotations related to this gene include nucleotide binding and poly(A) binding. An important paralog of this gene is PABPC5.
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for PABPC1 Gene
Binds the poly(A) tail of mRNA, including that of its own transcript. May be involved in cytoplasmic regulatory processes of mRNA metabolism such as pre-mRNA splicing. Its function in translational initiation regulation can either be enhanced by PAIP1 or repressed by PAIP2. Can probably bind to cytoplasmic RNA sequences other than poly(A) in vivo. Involved in translationally coupled mRNA turnover. Implicated with other RNA-binding proteins in the cytoplasmic deadenylation/translational and decay interplay of the FOS mRNA mediated by the major coding-region determinant of instability (mCRD) domain. Involved in regulation of nonsense-mediated decay (NMD) of mRNAs containing premature stop codons; for the recognition of premature termination codons (PTC) and initiation of NMD a competitive interaction between UPF1 and PABPC1 with the ribosome-bound release factors is proposed.