Aliases for ORC6 Gene
External Ids for ORC6 Gene
Previous Symbols for ORC6 Gene
The origin recognition complex (ORC) is a highly conserved six subunit protein complex essential for the initiation of the DNA replication in eukaryotic cells. Studies in yeast demonstrated that ORC binds specifically to origins of replication and serves as a platform for the assembly of additional initiation factors such as Cdc6 and Mcm proteins. The protein encoded by this gene is a subunit of the ORC complex. Gene silencing studies with small interfering RNA demonstrated that this protein plays an essential role in coordinating chromosome replication and segregation with cytokinesis. [provided by RefSeq, Oct 2010]
GeneCards Summary for ORC6 Gene
ORC6 (Origin Recognition Complex, Subunit 6) is a Protein Coding gene. Diseases associated with ORC6 include meier-gorlin syndrome 3 and meier-gorlin syndrome 1. Among its related pathways are Cell Cycle, Mitotic and Cell Cycle, Mitotic.
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for ORC6 Gene
Component of the origin recognition complex (ORC) that binds origins of replication. DNA-binding is ATP-dependent. The specific DNA sequences that define origins of replication have not been identified yet. ORC is required to assemble the pre-replication complex necessary to initiate DNA replication. Does not bind histone H3 and H4 trimethylation marks H3K9me3, H3K27me3 and H4K20me3.