Aliases for EIF4ENIF1 Gene
External Ids for EIF4ENIF1 Gene
Previous GeneCards Identifiers for EIF4ENIF1 Gene
The protein encoded by this gene is a nucleocytoplasmic shuttle protein for the translation initiation factor eIF4E. This shuttle protein interacts with the importin alpha-beta complex to mediate nuclear import of eIF4E. It is predominantly cytoplasmic; its own nuclear import is regulated by a nuclear localization signal and nuclear export signals. Multiple transcript variants encoding different isoforms have been found for this gene. [provided by RefSeq, Aug 2009]
GeneCards Summary for EIF4ENIF1 Gene
EIF4ENIF1 (Eukaryotic Translation Initiation Factor 4E Nuclear Import Factor 1) is a Protein Coding gene. Diseases associated with EIF4ENIF1 include Premature Menopause. Among its related pathways are Translational Control. Gene Ontology (GO) annotations related to this gene include protein transporter activity.
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot Summary for EIF4ENIF1 Gene
EIF4E-binding protein that regulates translation and stability of mRNAs in processing bodies (P-bodies) (PubMed:16157702, PubMed:24335285, PubMed:27342281, PubMed:32354837). Plays a key role in P-bodies to coordinate the storage of translationally inactive mRNAs in the cytoplasm and prevent their degradation (PubMed:24335285, PubMed:32354837). Acts as a binding platform for multiple RNA-binding proteins: promotes deadenylation of mRNAs via its interaction with the CCR4-NOT complex, and blocks decapping via interaction with eIF4E (EIF4E and EIF4E2), thereby protecting deadenylated and repressed mRNAs from degradation (PubMed:27342281, PubMed:32354837). Component of a multiprotein complex that sequesters and represses translation of proneurogenic factors during neurogenesis (By similarity). Promotes miRNA-mediated translational repression (PubMed:24335285, PubMed:27342281, PubMed:28487484). Required for the formation of P-bodies (PubMed:16157702, PubMed:22966201, PubMed:27342281, PubMed:32354837). Involved in mRNA translational repression mediated by the miRNA effector TNRC6B by protecting TNRC6B-targeted mRNAs from decapping and subsequent decay (PubMed:32354837). Also acts as a nucleoplasmic shuttling protein, which mediates the nuclear import of EIF4E and DDX6 by a piggy-back mechanism (PubMed:10856257, PubMed:28216671).