Aliases for RPS4X Gene
External Ids for RPS4X Gene
Previous GeneCards Identifiers for RPS4X Gene
Cytoplasmic ribosomes, organelles that catalyze protein synthesis, consist of a small 40S subunit and a large 60S subunit. Together these subunits are composed of 4 RNA species and approximately 80 structurally distinct proteins. This gene encodes ribosomal protein S4, a component of the 40S subunit. Ribosomal protein S4 is the only ribosomal protein known to be encoded by more than one gene, namely this gene and ribosomal protein S4, Y-linked (RPS4Y). The 2 isoforms encoded by these genes are not identical, but are functionally equivalent. Ribosomal protein S4 belongs to the S4E family of ribosomal proteins. This gene is not subject to X-inactivation. It has been suggested that haploinsufficiency of the ribosomal protein S4 genes plays a role in Turner syndrome; however, this hypothesis is controversial. As is typical for genes encoding ribosomal proteins, there are multiple processed pseudogenes of this gene dispersed through the genome. [provided by RefSeq, Jul 2008]
GeneCards Summary for RPS4X Gene
RPS4X (Ribosomal Protein S4, X-Linked) is a Protein Coding gene. Diseases associated with RPS4X include turner syndrome. Among its related pathways are Gene Expression and Metabolism. GO annotations related to this gene include poly(A) RNA binding and structural constituent of ribosome. An important paralog of this gene is RPS4Y1.