Aliases for UNG Gene
External Ids for UNG Gene
Previous Symbols for UNG Gene
This gene encodes one of several uracil-DNA glycosylases. One important function of uracil-DNA glycosylases is to prevent mutagenesis by eliminating uracil from DNA molecules by cleaving the N-glycosylic bond and initiating the base-excision repair (BER) pathway. Uracil bases occur from cytosine deamination or misincorporation of dUMP residues. Alternative promoter usage and splicing of this gene leads to two different isoforms: the mitochondrial UNG1 and the nuclear UNG2. The UNG2 term was used as a previous symbol for the CCNO gene (GeneID 10309), which has been confused with this gene, in the literature and some databases. [provided by RefSeq, Nov 2010]
GeneCards Summary for UNG Gene
UNG (Uracil-DNA Glycosylase) is a Protein Coding gene. Diseases associated with UNG include congenital rubella and immunodeficiency with hyper igm, type 5. Among its related pathways are Chks in Checkpoint Regulation and Primary immunodeficiency. GO annotations related to this gene include uracil DNA N-glycosylase activity.
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for UNG Gene
Excises uracil residues from the DNA which can arise as a result of misincorporation of dUMP residues by DNA polymerase or due to deamination of cytosine