Aliases for AFG1L Gene
External Ids for AFG1L Gene
Previous HGNC Symbols for AFG1L Gene
Previous GeneCards Identifiers for AFG1L Gene
This gene encodes a mitochondrial integral membrane protein that plays a role in mitochondrial protein homeostasis. The protein contains a P-loop motif and a five-domain structure that is conserved in fly, yeast, and bacteria. It functions to mediate the degradation of nuclear-encoded complex IV subunits. Two conserved estrogen receptor binding sites are located within 2.5 kb of this gene. Polymorphisms in this gene have been associated with bipolar disorder. Alternative splicing results in multiple transcript variants. [provided by RefSeq, Apr 2016]
GeneCards Summary for AFG1L Gene
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot Summary for AFG1L Gene
Putative mitochondrial ATPase. Plays a role in mitochondrial morphology and mitochondrial protein metabolism. Promotes degradation of excess nuclear-encoded complex IV subunits (COX4I1, COX5A and COX6A1) and normal activity of complexes III and IV of the respiratory chain (PubMed:26759378, PubMed:27323408). Mediates mitochondrial translocation of TP53 and its transcription-independent apoptosis in response to genotoxic stress (PubMed:27323408).