Aliases for UGT1A5 Gene
External Ids for UGT1A5 Gene
Previous GeneCards Identifiers for UGT1A5 Gene
This gene encodes a UDP-glucuronosyltransferase, an enzyme of the glucuronidation pathway that transforms small lipophilic molecules, such as steroids, bilirubin, hormones, and drugs, into water-soluble, excretable metabolites. This gene is part of a complex locus that encodes several UDP-glucuronosyltransferases. The locus includes thirteen unique alternate first exons followed by four common exons. Four of the alternate first exons are considered pseudogenes. Each of the remaining nine 5' exons may be spliced to the four common exons, resulting in nine proteins with different N-termini and identical C-termini. Each first exon encodes the substrate binding site, and is regulated by its own promoter. [provided by RefSeq, Jul 2008]
GeneCards Summary for UGT1A5 Gene
UGT1A5 (UDP Glucuronosyltransferase Family 1 Member A5) is a Protein Coding gene. Diseases associated with UGT1A5 include pericholangitis and cholelithiasis. Among its related pathways are Metabolism and Phase II conjugation. GO annotations related to this gene include carbohydrate binding and glucuronosyltransferase activity. An important paralog of this gene is UGT2B15.
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for UGT1A5 Gene
UDPGT is of major importance in the conjugation and subsequent elimination of potentially toxic xenobiotics and endogenous compounds. Isoform 2 lacks transferase activity but acts as a negative regulator of isoform 1 (By similarity).