Aliases for TOP3A Gene
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Previous Symbols for TOP3A Gene
This gene encodes a DNA topoisomerase, an enzyme that controls and alters the topologic states of DNA during transcription. This enzyme catalyzes the transient breaking and rejoining of a single strand of DNA which allows the strands to pass through one another, thus reducing the number of supercoils and altering the topology of DNA. This enzyme forms a complex with BLM which functions in the regulation of recombination in somatic cells. [provided by RefSeq, Jul 2008]
GeneCards Summary for TOP3A Gene
TOP3A (Topoisomerase (DNA) III Alpha) is a Protein Coding gene. Diseases associated with TOP3A include fanconi anemia, complementation group m. Among its related pathways are Homologous recombination and Meiosis. GO annotations related to this gene include DNA topoisomerase type I activity. An important paralog of this gene is TOP3B.
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for TOP3A Gene
Releases the supercoiling and torsional tension of DNA introduced during the DNA replication and transcription by transiently cleaving and rejoining one strand of the DNA duplex. Introduces a single-strand break via transesterification at a target site in duplex DNA. The scissile phosphodiester is attacked by the catalytic tyrosine of the enzyme, resulting in the formation of a DNA-(5-phosphotyrosyl)-enzyme intermediate and the expulsion of a 3-OH DNA strand. The free DNA strand then undergoes passage around the unbroken strand thus removing DNA supercoils. Finally, in the religation step, the DNA 3-OH attacks the covalent intermediate to expel the active-site tyrosine and restore the DNA phosphodiester backbone. Essential component of the RMI complex, a complex that plays an important role in the processing of homologous recombination intermediates to limit DNA crossover formation in cells. Has DNA decatenation activity.