Aliases for TRIM22 Gene
External Ids for TRIM22 Gene
The protein encoded by this gene is a member of the tripartite motif (TRIM) family. The TRIM motif includes three zinc-binding domains, a RING, a B-box type 1 and a B-box type 2, and a coiled-coil region. This protein localizes to the cytoplasm and its expression is induced by interferon. The protein down-regulates transcription from the HIV-1 LTR promoter region, suggesting that function of this protein may be to mediate interferon's antiviral effects. Alternative splicing results in multiple transcript variants. [provided by RefSeq, Dec 2010]
GeneCards Summary for TRIM22 Gene
TRIM22 (Tripartite Motif Containing 22) is a Protein Coding gene. Diseases associated with TRIM22 include hiv-1 and mhc class ii deficiency. GO annotations related to this gene include sequence-specific DNA binding transcription factor activity and ligase activity. An important paralog of this gene is TRIM58.
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for TRIM22 Gene
Interferon-induced antiviral protein involved in cell innate immunity. The antiviral activity could in part be mediated by TRIM22-dependent ubiquitination of viral proteins. Plays a role in restricting the replication of HIV-1, encephalomyocarditis virus (EMCV) and hepatitis B virus (HBV). Acts as a transcriptional repressor of HBV core promoter. May have E3 ubiquitin-protein ligase activity.