External Ids for EIF5 Gene
Previous GeneCards Identifiers for EIF5 Gene
Eukaryotic translation initiation factor-5 (EIF5) interacts with the 40S initiation complex to promote hydrolysis of bound GTP with concomitant joining of the 60S ribosomal subunit to the 40S initiation complex. The resulting functional 80S ribosomal initiation complex is then active in peptidyl transfer and chain elongations (summary by Si et al., 1996 [PubMed 8663286]).[supplied by OMIM, May 2010]
GeneCards Summary for EIF5 Gene
EIF5 (Eukaryotic Translation Initiation Factor 5) is a Protein Coding gene. Diseases associated with EIF5 include Leukoencephalopathy With Vanishing White Matter. Among its related pathways are Viral mRNA Translation and Apoptotic Pathways in Synovial Fibroblasts. Gene Ontology (GO) annotations related to this gene include binding.
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot Summary for EIF5 Gene
Catalyzes the hydrolysis of GTP bound to the 40S ribosomal initiation complex (40S.mRNA.Met-tRNA[F].eIF-2.GTP) with the subsequent joining of a 60S ribosomal subunit resulting in the release of eIF-2 and the guanine nucleotide. The subsequent joining of a 60S ribosomal subunit results in the formation of a functional 80S initiation complex (80S.mRNA.Met-tRNA[F]).