Aliases for PABPN1 Gene
External Ids for PABPN1 Gene
Previous HGNC Symbols for PABPN1 Gene
Previous GeneCards Identifiers for PABPN1 Gene
This gene encodes an abundant nuclear protein that binds with high affinity to nascent poly(A) tails. The protein is required for progressive and efficient polymerization of poly(A) tails at the 3' ends of eukaryotic transcripts and controls the size of the poly(A) tail to about 250 nt. At steady-state, this protein is localized in the nucleus whereas a different poly(A) binding protein is localized in the cytoplasm. This gene contains a GCG trinucleotide repeat at the 5' end of the coding region, and expansion of this repeat from the normal 6 copies to 8-13 copies leads to autosomal dominant oculopharyngeal muscular dystrophy (OPMD) disease. Related pseudogenes have been identified on chromosomes 19 and X. Read-through transcription also exists between this gene and the neighboring upstream BCL2-like 2 (BCL2L2) gene. [provided by RefSeq, Dec 2010]
GeneCards Summary for PABPN1 Gene
PABPN1 (Poly(A) Binding Protein Nuclear 1) is a Protein Coding gene. Diseases associated with PABPN1 include Oculopharyngeal Muscular Dystrophy and Myopathy Of Extraocular Muscle. Among its related pathways are mRNA Splicing - Major Pathway and Processing of Capped Intronless Pre-mRNA. GO annotations related to this gene include nucleic acid binding and RNA binding. An important paralog of this gene is BCL2L2-PABPN1.
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for PABPN1 Gene
Involved in the 3-end formation of mRNA precursors (pre-mRNA) by the addition of a poly(A) tail of 200-250 nt to the upstream cleavage product (By similarity). Stimulates poly(A) polymerase (PAPOLA) conferring processivity on the poly(A) tail elongation reaction and controls also the poly(A) tail length (By similarity). Increases the affinity of poly(A) polymerase for RNA (By similarity). Is also present at various stages of mRNA metabolism including nucleocytoplasmic trafficking and nonsense-mediated decay (NMD) of mRNA. Cooperates with SKIP to synergistically activate E-box-mediated transcription through MYOD1 and may regulate the expression of muscle-specific genes (PubMed:11371506). Binds to poly(A) and to poly(G) with high affinity (By similarity). May protect the poly(A) tail from degradation (By similarity).