Aliases for ATR Gene
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Previous GeneCards Identifiers for ATR Gene
The protein encoded by this gene is a serine/threonine kinase and DNA damage sensor, activating cell cycle checkpoint signaling upon DNA stress. The encoded protein can phosphorylate and activate several proteins involved in the inhibition of DNA replication and mitosis, and can promote DNA repair, recombination, and apoptosis. This protein is also important for fragile site stability and centrosome duplication. Defects in this gene are a cause of Seckel syndrome 1. [provided by RefSeq, Aug 2017]
GeneCards Summary for ATR Gene
ATR (ATR Serine/Threonine Kinase) is a Protein Coding gene. Diseases associated with ATR include Cutaneous Telangiectasia And Cancer Syndrome, Familial and Seckel Syndrome 1. Among its related pathways are Homologous DNA Pairing and Strand Exchange and Cellular response to heat stress. Gene Ontology (GO) annotations related to this gene include transferase activity, transferring phosphorus-containing groups and binding. An important paralog of this gene is PRKDC.
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot Summary for ATR Gene
Serine/threonine protein kinase which activates checkpoint signaling upon genotoxic stresses such as ionizing radiation (IR), ultraviolet light (UV), or DNA replication stalling, thereby acting as a DNA damage sensor. Recognizes the substrate consensus sequence [ST]-Q. Phosphorylates BRCA1, CHEK1, MCM2, RAD17, RPA2, SMC1 and p53/TP53, which collectively inhibit DNA replication and mitosis and promote DNA repair, recombination and apoptosis. Phosphorylates 'Ser-139' of histone variant H2AX at sites of DNA damage, thereby regulating DNA damage response mechanism. Required for FANCD2 ubiquitination. Critical for maintenance of fragile site stability and efficient regulation of centrosome duplication.
ATM (Ataxia telangiectasia mutated) and ATR (Ataxia telangiectasia and Rad3 related) are closely related kinases that are activated by DNA damage. They are serine-threonine protein kinases which are part of the phosphatidylinositol 3' kinase-like kinase (PIKK) enzyme family.