Aliases for EIF5B Gene
External Ids for EIF5B Gene
Previous GeneCards Identifiers for EIF5B Gene
Accurate initiation of translation in eukaryotes is complex and requires many factors, some of which are composed of multiple subunits. The process is simpler in prokaryotes which have only three initiation factors (IF1, IF2, IF3). Two of these factors are conserved in eukaryotes: the homolog of IF1 is eIF1A and the homolog of IF2 is eIF5B. This gene encodes eIF5B. Factors eIF1A and eIF5B interact on the ribosome along with other initiation factors and GTP to position the initiation methionine tRNA on the start codon of the mRNA so that translation initiates accurately. [provided by RefSeq, Jul 2008]
GeneCards Summary for EIF5B Gene
EIF5B (Eukaryotic Translation Initiation Factor 5B) is a Protein Coding gene. Diseases associated with EIF5B include Inflammatory Liposarcoma and Adult Medulloblastoma. Among its related pathways are Translation Factors and Viral mRNA Translation. Gene Ontology (GO) annotations related to this gene include GTPase activity.
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for EIF5B Gene
Plays a role in translation initiation. Translational GTPase that catalyzes the joining of the 40S and 60S subunits to form the 80S initiation complex with the initiator methionine-tRNA in the P-site base paired to the start codon. GTP binding and hydrolysis induces conformational changes in the enzyme that renders it active for productive interactions with the ribosome. The release of the enzyme after formation of the initiation complex is a prerequisite to form elongation-competent ribosomes.