External Ids for RAD52 Gene
The protein encoded by this gene shares similarity with Saccharomyces cerevisiae Rad52, a protein important for DNA double-strand break repair and homologous recombination. This gene product was shown to bind single-stranded DNA ends, and mediate the DNA-DNA interaction necessary for the annealing of complementary DNA strands. It was also found to interact with DNA recombination protein RAD51, which suggested its role in RAD51 related DNA recombination and repair. A pseudogene of this gene is present on chromosome 2. Alternative splicing results in multiple transcript variants. Additional alternatively spliced transcript variants of this gene have been described, but their full-length nature is not known. [provided by RefSeq, Jul 2014]
GeneCards Summary for RAD52 Gene
RAD52 (RAD52 Homolog (S. Cerevisiae)) is a Protein Coding gene. Diseases associated with RAD52 include familial chronic lymphocytic leukemia and acoustic neuroma. Among its related pathways are Integrated Pancreatic Cancer Pathway and Cell Cycle / Checkpoint Control. GO annotations related to this gene include identical protein binding.
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for RAD52 Gene
Involved in double-stranded break repair. Plays a central role in genetic recombination and DNA repair by promoting the annealing of complementary single-stranded DNA and by stimulation of the RAD51 recombinase.