Aliases for DENR Gene
External Ids for DENR Gene
Previous GeneCards Identifiers for DENR Gene
This gene encodes a protein whose expression was found to increase in cultured cells at high density but not during growth arrest. This gene was also shown to have increased expression in cells overexpressing HER-2/neu proto-oncogene. The protein contains an SUI1 domain. In budding yeast, SUI1 is a translation initiation factor that along with eIF-2 and the initiator tRNA-Met, directs the ribosome to the proper translation start site. Proteins similar to SUI have been found in mammals, insects, and plants. [provided by RefSeq, Jul 2008]
GeneCards Summary for DENR Gene
DENR (Density Regulated Re-Initiation And Release Factor) is a Protein Coding gene. Diseases associated with DENR include Optic Atrophy 1 and Optic Nerve Disease. Gene Ontology (GO) annotations related to this gene include translation initiation factor activity.
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot Summary for DENR Gene
May be involved in the translation of target mRNAs by scanning and recognition of the initiation codon. Involved in translation initiation; promotes recruitmnet of aminoacetyled initiator tRNA to P site of 40S ribosomes. Can promote release of deacylated tRNA and mRNA from recycled 40S subunits following ABCE1-mediated dissociation of post-termination ribosomal complexes into subunits. Plays a role in the modulation of the translational profile of a subset of cancer-related mRNAs when recruited to the translational initiation complex by the oncogene MCTS1.