Aliases for DDX23 Gene
External Ids for DDX23 Gene
Previous GeneCards Identifiers for DDX23 Gene
This gene encodes a member of the DEAD box protein family. DEAD box proteins, characterized by the conserved motif Asp-Glu-Ala-Asp (DEAD), are putative RNA helicases. They are implicated in a number of cellular processes involving alteration of RNA secondary structure, such as translation initiation, nuclear and mitochondrial splicing, and ribosome and spliceosome assembly. Based on their distribution patterns, some members of this family are believed to be involved in embryogenesis, spermatogenesis, and cellular growth and division. The protein encoded by this gene is a component of the U5 snRNP complex; it may facilitate conformational changes in the spliceosome during nuclear pre-mRNA splicing. An alternatively spliced transcript variant has been found for this gene, but its biological validity has not been determined. [provided by RefSeq, Jul 2008]
GeneCards Summary for DDX23 Gene
DDX23 (DEAD-Box Helicase 23) is a Protein Coding gene. Diseases associated with DDX23 include Retinitis Pigmentosa. Among its related pathways are Gene Expression and mRNA Splicing - Major Pathway. Gene Ontology (GO) annotations related to this gene include nucleic acid binding and ATP-dependent RNA helicase activity. An important paralog of this gene is DDX46.
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot Summary for DDX23 Gene
Involved in pre-mRNA splicing and its phosphorylated form (by SRPK2) is required for spliceosomal B complex formation.