Aliases for RAD51D Gene
External Ids for RAD51D Gene
Previous HGNC Symbols for RAD51D Gene
Previous GeneCards Identifiers for RAD51D Gene
The protein encoded by this gene is a member of the RAD51 protein family. RAD51 family members are highly similar to bacterial RecA and Saccharomyces cerevisiae Rad51, which are known to be involved in the homologous recombination and repair of DNA. This protein forms a complex with several other members of the RAD51 family, including RAD51L1, RAD51L2, and XRCC2. The protein complex formed with this protein has been shown to catalyze homologous pairing between single- and double-stranded DNA, and is thought to play a role in the early stage of recombinational repair of DNA. Alternative splicing results in multiple transcript variants. Read-through transcription also exists between this gene and the downstream ring finger and FYVE-like domain containing 1 (RFFL) gene. [provided by RefSeq, Jan 2011]
GeneCards Summary for RAD51D Gene
RAD51D (RAD51 Paralog D) is a Protein Coding gene. Diseases associated with RAD51D include breast-ovarian cancer, familial 4 and hereditary breast ovarian cancer. Among its related pathways are Gene Expression and DNA Double-Strand Break Repair. GO annotations related to this gene include single-stranded DNA binding and DNA helicase activity. An important paralog of this gene is RAD51B.
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for RAD51D Gene
Involved in the homologous recombination repair (HRR) pathway of double-stranded DNA breaks arising during DNA replication or induced by DNA-damaging agents. Bind to single-stranded DNA (ssDNA) and has DNA-dependent ATPase activity. Part of the Rad21 paralog protein complex BCDX2 which acts in the BRCA1-BRCA2-dependent HR pathway. Upon DNA damage, BCDX2 acts downstream of BRCA2 recruitment and upstream of RAD51 recruitment. BCDX2 binds predominantly to the intersection of the four duplex arms of the Holliday junction and to junction of replication forks. The BCDX2 complex was originally reported to bind single-stranded DNA, single-stranded gaps in duplex DNA and specifically to nicks in duplex DNA. Involved in telomere maintenance. The BCDX2 subcomplex XRCC2:RAD51D can stimulate Holliday junction resolution by BLM.