Aliases for TYMS Gene
External Ids for TYMS Gene
Previous Symbols for TYMS Gene
Thymidylate synthase catalyzes the methylation of deoxyuridylate to deoxythymidylate using 5,10-methylenetetrahydrofolate (methylene-THF) as a cofactor. This function maintains the dTMP (thymidine-5-prime monophosphate) pool critical for DNA replication and repair. The enzyme has been of interest as a target for cancer chemotherapeutic agents. It is considered to be the primary site of action for 5-fluorouracil, 5-fluoro-2-prime-deoxyuridine, and some folate analogs. Expression of this gene and that of a naturally occuring antisense transcript rTSalpha (GeneID:55556) vary inversely when cell-growth progresses from late-log to plateau phase. [provided by RefSeq, Jul 2008]
GeneCards Summary for TYMS Gene
TYMS (Thymidylate Synthetase) is a Protein Coding gene. Diseases associated with TYMS include gastroesophageal junction adenocarcinoma and hemifacial spasm. Among its related pathways are Cell Cycle, Mitotic and Cell Cycle, Mitotic. GO annotations related to this gene include protein homodimerization activity and mRNA binding.
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for TYMS Gene
Contributes to the de novo mitochondrial thymidylate biosynthesis pathway.