Aliases for ALKBH5 Gene
External Ids for ALKBH5 Gene
Previous HGNC Symbols for ALKBH5 Gene
Previous GeneCards Identifiers for ALKBH5 Gene
GeneCards Summary for ALKBH5 Gene
ALKBH5 (AlkB Homolog 5, RNA Demethylase) is a Protein Coding gene. Diseases associated with ALKBH5 include Retinitis Pigmentosa 71 and Periosteal Chondrosarcoma. Among its related pathways are DNA Damage Reversal and DNA Double-Strand Break Repair. Gene Ontology (GO) annotations related to this gene include oxidative RNA demethylase activity.
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot Summary for ALKBH5 Gene
Dioxygenase that demethylates RNA by oxidative demethylation: specifically demethylates N(6)-methyladenosine (m6A) RNA, the most prevalent internal modification of messenger RNA (mRNA) in higher eukaryotes (PubMed:23177736, PubMed:24489119, PubMed:24616105, PubMed:24778178). Can also demethylate N(6)-methyladenosine in single-stranded DNA (in vitro) (PubMed:24616105). Requires molecular oxygen, alpha-ketoglutarate and iron (PubMed:21264265, PubMed:23177736, PubMed:24489119, PubMed:24616105, PubMed:24778178). Demethylation of m6A mRNA affects mRNA processing and export (PubMed:23177736). Required for the late meiotic and haploid phases of spermatogenesis by mediating m6A demethylation in spermatocytes and round spermatids: m6A demethylation of target transcripts is required for correct splicing and the production of longer 3'-UTR mRNAs in male germ cells (By similarity).