Aliases for UPB1 Gene
External Ids for UPB1 Gene
Previous GeneCards Identifiers for UPB1 Gene
This gene encodes a protein that belongs to the CN hydrolase family. Beta-ureidopropionase catalyzes the last step in the pyrimidine degradation pathway. The pyrimidine bases uracil and thymine are degraded via the consecutive action of dihydropyrimidine dehydrogenase (DHPDH), dihydropyrimidinase (DHP) and beta-ureidopropionase (UP) to beta-alanine and beta-aminoisobutyric acid, respectively. UP deficiencies are associated with N-carbamyl-beta-amino aciduria and may lead to abnormalities in neurological activity. [provided by RefSeq, Jul 2008]
GeneCards Summary for UPB1 Gene
UPB1 (Ureidopropionase, Beta) is a Protein Coding gene. Diseases associated with UPB1 include beta-ureidopropionase deficiency and partial optic atrophy. Among its related pathways are beta-Alanine metabolism (KEGG) and Porphyrin and chlorophyll metabolism. GO annotations related to this gene include hydrolase activity, acting on carbon-nitrogen (but not peptide) bonds and beta-ureidopropionase activity.
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for UPB1 Gene
Converts N-carbamoyl-beta-aminoisobutyrate and N-carbamoyl-beta-alanine (3-ureidopropanoate) to, respectively, beta-aminoisobutyrate and beta-alanine, ammonia and carbon dioxide.