Aliases for HNRNPAB Gene
External Ids for HNRNPAB Gene
Previous HGNC Symbols for HNRNPAB Gene
Previous GeneCards Identifiers for HNRNPAB Gene
This gene belongs to the subfamily of ubiquitously expressed heterogeneous nuclear ribonucleoproteins (hnRNPs). The hnRNPs are produced by RNA polymerase II and are components of the heterogeneous nuclear RNA (hnRNA) complexes. They are associated with pre-mRNAs in the nucleus and appear to influence pre-mRNA processing and other aspects of mRNA metabolism and transport. While all of the hnRNPs are present in the nucleus, some seem to shuttle between the nucleus and the cytoplasm. The hnRNP proteins have distinct nucleic acid binding properties. The protein encoded by this gene, which binds to one of the components of the multiprotein editosome complex, has two repeats of quasi-RRM (RNA recognition motif) domains that bind to RNAs. Two alternatively spliced transcript variants encoding different isoforms have been described for this gene. [provided by RefSeq, Jul 2008]
GeneCards Summary for HNRNPAB Gene
HNRNPAB (Heterogeneous Nuclear Ribonucleoprotein A/B) is a Protein Coding gene. Diseases associated with HNRNPAB include Ankyloblepharon-Ectodermal Defects-Cleft Lip/Palate and Wells Syndrome. Among its related pathways are Preimplantation Embryo and Telomere Extension by Telomerase. Gene Ontology (GO) annotations related to this gene include nucleic acid binding and DNA-binding transcription factor activity. An important paralog of this gene is HNRNPD.
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot Summary for HNRNPAB Gene
Binds single-stranded RNA. Has a high affinity for G-rich and U-rich regions of hnRNA. Also binds to APOB mRNA transcripts around the RNA editing site.