Aliases for SECISBP2 Gene
External Ids for SECISBP2 Gene
Previous GeneCards Identifiers for SECISBP2 Gene
The incorporation of selenocysteine into a protein requires the concerted action of an mRNA element called a sec insertion sequence (SECIS), a selenocysteine-specific translation elongation factor and a SECIS binding protein. With these elements in place, a UGA codon can be decoded as selenocysteine. The gene described in this record encodes a nuclear protein that functions as a SECIS binding protein. Mutations in this gene have been associated with a reduction in activity of a specific thyroxine deiodinase, a selenocysteine-containing enzyme, and abnormal thyroid hormone metabolism. Alternate splicing results in multiple transcript variants. [provided by RefSeq, Sep 2013]
GeneCards Summary for SECISBP2 Gene
SECISBP2 (SECIS Binding Protein 2) is a Protein Coding gene. Diseases associated with SECISBP2 include Thyroid Hormone Metabolism, Abnormal and Muscular Dystrophy, Rigid Spine, 1. Among its related pathways are Selenium Metabolism and Selenoproteins and Viral mRNA Translation. GO annotations related to this gene include poly(A) RNA binding and ribonucleoprotein complex binding. An important paralog of this gene is SECISBP2L.
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for SECISBP2 Gene
Binds to the SECIS element in the 3-UTR of some mRNAs encoding selenoproteins. Binding is stimulated by SELB.