External Ids for SELT Gene
Previous GeneCards Identifiers for SELT Gene
This gene encodes a selenoprotein, which contains a selenocysteine (Sec) residue at its active site. The selenocysteine is encoded by the UGA codon that normally signals translation termination. The 3' UTR of selenoprotein genes have a common stem-loop structure, the sec insertion sequence (SECIS), that is necessary for the recognition of UGA as a Sec codon rather than as a stop signal. [provided by RefSeq, Jul 2008]
GeneCards Summary for SELT Gene
SELT (Selenoprotein T) is a Protein Coding gene. Among its related pathways are Selenium Metabolism and Selenoproteins and Selenium Pathway. GO annotations related to this gene include selenium binding.