Aliases for THG1L Gene
External Ids for THG1L Gene
Previous GeneCards Identifiers for THG1L Gene
The protein encoded by this gene is a mitochondrial protein that is induced by high levels of glucose and is associated with diabetic nephropathy. The encoded protein appears to increase mitochondrial biogenesis, which could lead to renal fibrosis. Another function of this protein is that of a guanyltransferase, adding GMP to the 5' end of tRNA(His). Several transcript variants encoding different isoforms have been found for this gene. [provided by RefSeq, Dec 2015]
GeneCards Summary for THG1L Gene
THG1L (TRNA-Histidine Guanylyltransferase 1 Like) is a Protein Coding gene. Diseases associated with THG1L include renal fibrosis. Among its related pathways are Gene Expression and tRNA processing. GO annotations related to this gene include identical protein binding and magnesium ion binding.
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for THG1L Gene
Adds a GMP to the 5-end of tRNA(His) after transcription and RNase P cleavage. This step is essential for proper recognition of the tRNA and for the fidelity of protein synthesis.