Aliases for DHX29 Gene
External Ids for DHX29 Gene
Previous HGNC Symbols for DHX29 Gene
Previous GeneCards Identifiers for DHX29 Gene
This gene encodes a member of the DEAH (Asp-Glu-Ala-His) subfamily of proteins, part of the DEAD (Asp-Glu-Ala-Asp) box family of RNA helicases. The encoded protein functions in translation initiation, and is specifically required for ribosomal scanning across stable mRNA secondary structures during initiation codon selection. This protein may also play a role in sensing virally derived cytosolic nucleic acids. Knockdown of this gene results in reduced protein translation and impaired proliferation of cancer cells. [provided by RefSeq, Sep 2016]
GeneCards Summary for DHX29 Gene
DHX29 (DExH-Box Helicase 29) is a Protein Coding gene. Among its related pathways are Translational Control and Chromatin Regulation / Acetylation. Gene Ontology (GO) annotations related to this gene include nucleic acid binding and helicase activity. An important paralog of this gene is DHX57.
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for DHX29 Gene
ATP-binding RNA helicase involved in translation initiation. Part of the 43S pre-initiation complex that is required for efficient initiation on mRNAs of higher eukaryotes with structured 5-UTRs by promoting efficient NTPase-dependent 48S complex formation. Specifically binds to the 40S ribosome near the mRNA entrance. Does not possess a processive helicase activity.