Aliases for SRP68 Gene
External Ids for SRP68 Gene
Previous GeneCards Identifiers for SRP68 Gene
This gene encodes a subunit of the signal recognition particle (SRP). The SRP is a ribonucleoprotein complex that transports secreted and membrane proteins to the endoplasmic reticulum for processing. The complex includes a 7S RNA and six protein subunits. The encoded protein is the 68kDa component of the SRP, and forms a heterodimer with the 72kDa subunit that is required for SRP function. Alternatively spliced transcript variants encoding multiple isoforms have been observed for this gene, and three pseudogenes of this gene are located within the Smith-Magenis syndrome region on chromosome 17. [provided by RefSeq, May 2012]
GeneCards Summary for SRP68 Gene
SRP68 (Signal Recognition Particle 68) is a Protein Coding gene. Among its related pathways are Viral mRNA Translation and Metabolism of proteins. GO annotations related to this gene include poly(A) RNA binding and signal recognition particle binding.
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for SRP68 Gene
Signal-recognition-particle assembly has a crucial role in targeting secretory proteins to the rough endoplasmic reticulum membrane. SRP68 binds the 7S RNA, SRP72 binds to this complex subsequently. This ribonucleoprotein complex might interact directly with the docking protein in the ER membrane and possibly participate in the elongation arrest function.