Aliases for DDX56 Gene
External Ids for DDX56 Gene
Previous GeneCards Identifiers for DDX56 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 shows ATPase activity in the presence of polynucleotides and associates with nucleoplasmic 65S preribosomal particles. This gene may be involved in ribosome synthesis, most likely during assembly of the large 60S ribosomal subunit. Multiple transcript variants encoding different isoforms have been found for this gene. [provided by RefSeq, Mar 2012]
GeneCards Summary for DDX56 Gene
DDX56 (DEAD-Box Helicase 56) is a Protein Coding gene. Diseases associated with DDX56 include West Nile Virus. Gene Ontology (GO) annotations related to this gene include nucleic acid binding and hydrolase activity.
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for DDX56 Gene
May play a role in later stages of the processing of the pre-ribosomal particles leading to mature 60S ribosomal subunits. Has intrinsic ATPase activity.