Aliases for DDX17 Gene
External Ids for DDX17 Gene
DEAD box proteins, characterized by the conserved motif Asp-Glu-Ala-Asp (DEAD), are putative RNA helicases. They are implicated in a number of cellular processes involving alteration of RNA secondary structure, such as translation initiation, nuclear and mitochondrial splicing, and ribosome and splicesosome assembly. Based on their distribution patterns, some members of this family are believed to be involved in embryogenesis, spermatogenesis, and cellular growth and division. This gene encodes a DEAD box protein, which is an ATPase activated by a variety of RNA species, but not by dsDNA. This protein, and that encoded by DDX5 gene, are more closely related to each other than to any other member of the DEAD box family. This gene can encode multiple isoforms due to both alternative splicing and the use of alternative translation initiation codons, including a non-AUG (CUG) start codon. [provided by RefSeq, Apr 2011]
GeneCards Summary for DDX17 Gene
DDX17 (DEAD (Asp-Glu-Ala-Asp) Box Helicase 17) is a Protein Coding gene. Among its related pathways are GPCR Pathway. GO annotations related to this gene include RNA binding and ATP-dependent helicase activity. An important paralog of this gene is DDX53.
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for DDX17 Gene
RNA-dependent ATPase activity. Involved in transcriptional regulation. Transcriptional coactivator for estrogen receptor ESR1. Increases ESR1 AF-1 domain-mediated transactivation. Synergizes with DDX5 and SRA1 RNA to activate MYOD1 transcriptional activity and probably involved in skeletal muscle differentiation. Required for zinc-finger antiviral protein ZC3HAV1-mediated mRNA degradation.