Aliases for HELB Gene
External Ids for HELB Gene
Previous GeneCards Identifiers for HELB Gene
This gene encodes a DNA-dependent ATPase which catalyzes the unwinding of DNA necessary for DNA replication, repair, recombination, and transcription. This gene is thought to function specifically during the S phase entry of the cell cycle. Alternative splicing results in multiple transcript variants. [provided by RefSeq, Feb 2016]
GeneCards Summary for HELB Gene
HELB (DNA Helicase B) is a Protein Coding gene. Diseases associated with HELB include Liver Rhabdomyosarcoma and Xeroderma Pigmentosum, Complementation Group B. Gene Ontology (GO) annotations related to this gene include ATP-dependent DNA helicase activity. An important paralog of this gene is YTHDC2.
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot Summary for HELB Gene
5'-3' DNA helicase involved in DNA damage response by acting as an inhibitor of DNA end resection (PubMed:25617833, PubMed:26774285). Recruitment to single-stranded DNA (ssDNA) following DNA damage leads to inhibit the nucleases catalyzing resection, such as EXO1, BLM and DNA2, possibly via the 5'-3' ssDNA translocase activity of HELB (PubMed:26774285). As cells approach S phase, DNA end resection is promoted by the nuclear export of HELB following phosphorylation (PubMed:26774285). Acts independently of TP53BP1 (PubMed:26774285). Unwinds duplex DNA with 5'-3' polarity. Has single-strand DNA-dependent ATPase and DNA helicase activities. Prefers ATP and dATP as substrates (PubMed:12181327). During S phase, may facilitate cellular recovery from replication stress (PubMed:22194613).