Aliases for PRDX1 Gene
External Ids for PRDX1 Gene
Previous Symbols for PRDX1 Gene
This gene encodes a member of the peroxiredoxin family of antioxidant enzymes, which reduce hydrogen peroxide and alkyl hydroperoxides. The encoded protein may play an antioxidant protective role in cells, and may contribute to the antiviral activity of CD8(+) T-cells. This protein may have a proliferative effect and play a role in cancer development or progression. Four transcript variants encoding the same protein have been identified for this gene. [provided by RefSeq, Jan 2011]
GeneCards Summary for PRDX1 Gene
PRDX1 (Peroxiredoxin 1) is a Protein Coding gene. Among its related pathways are Glucose / Energy Metabolism and Cellular Senescence. GO annotations related to this gene include protein homodimerization activity and peroxidase activity. An important paralog of this gene is PRDX2.
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for PRDX1 Gene
Involved in redox regulation of the cell. Reduces peroxides with reducing equivalents provided through the thioredoxin system but not from glutaredoxin. May play an important role in eliminating peroxides generated during metabolism. Might participate in the signaling cascades of growth factors and tumor necrosis factor-alpha by regulating the intracellular concentrations of H(2)O(2). Reduces an intramolecular disulfide bond in GDPD5 that gates the ability to GDPD5 to drive postmitotic motor neuron differentiation (By similarity).