Aliases for PEX16 Gene
External Ids for PEX16 Gene
The protein encoded by this gene is an integral peroxisomal membrane protein. An inactivating nonsense mutation localized to this gene was observed in a patient with Zellweger syndrome of the complementation group CGD/CG9. Expression of this gene product morphologically and biochemically restores the formation of new peroxisomes, suggesting a role in peroxisome organization and biogenesis. Alternative splicing has been observed for this gene and two variants have been described. [provided by RefSeq, Jul 2008]
GeneCards Summary for PEX16 Gene
PEX16 (Peroxisomal Biogenesis Factor 16) is a Protein Coding gene. Diseases associated with PEX16 include peroxisome biogenesis disorder 8b and peroxisome biogenesis disorder 8a,. Among its related pathways are Peroxisome. GO annotations related to this gene include protein C-terminus binding.
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for PEX16 Gene
Required for peroxisome membrane biogenesis. May play a role in early stages of peroxisome assembly. Can recruit other peroxisomal proteins, such as PEX3 and PMP34, to de novo peroxisomes derived from the endoplasmic reticulum (ER). May function as receptor for PEX3.