Aliases for EIF5A Gene
External Ids for EIF5A Gene
Previous GeneCards Identifiers for EIF5A Gene
GeneCards Summary for EIF5A Gene
EIF5A (Eukaryotic Translation Initiation Factor 5A) is a Protein Coding gene. Diseases associated with EIF5A include Human Immunodeficiency Virus Type 1 and Retinitis Pigmentosa 14. Among its related pathways are eIF5A regulation in response to inhibition of the nuclear export system and Metabolism of proteins. Gene Ontology (GO) annotations related to this gene include protein N-terminus binding. An important paralog of this gene is EIF5AL1.
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot Summary for EIF5A Gene
mRNA-binding protein involved in translation elongation. Has an important function at the level of mRNA turnover, probably acting downstream of decapping. Involved in actin dynamics and cell cycle progression, mRNA decay and probably in a pathway involved in stress response and maintenance of cell wall integrity. With syntenin SDCBP, functions as a regulator of p53/TP53 and p53/TP53-dependent apoptosis. Regulates also TNF-alpha-mediated apoptosis. Mediates effects of polyamines on neuronal process extension and survival. May play an important role in brain development and function, and in skeletal muscle stem cell differentiation. Also described as a cellular cofactor of human T-cell leukemia virus type I (HTLV-1) Rex protein and of human immunodeficiency virus type 1 (HIV-1) Rev protein, essential for mRNA export of retroviral transcripts.