Aliases for KEAP1 Gene
External Ids for KEAP1 Gene
Previous GeneCards Identifiers for KEAP1 Gene
This gene encodes a protein containing KELCH-1 like domains, as well as a BTB/POZ domain. Kelch-like ECH-associated protein 1 interacts with NF-E2-related factor 2 in a redox-sensitive manner and the dissociation of the proteins in the cytoplasm is followed by transportation of NF-E2-related factor 2 to the nucleus. This interaction results in the expression of the catalytic subunit of gamma-glutamylcysteine synthetase. Two alternatively spliced transcript variants encoding the same isoform have been found for this gene. [provided by RefSeq, Jul 2008]
GeneCards Summary for KEAP1 Gene
KEAP1 (Kelch Like ECH Associated Protein 1) is a Protein Coding gene. Diseases associated with KEAP1 include Goiter, Multinodular 1, With Or Without Sertoli-Leydig Cell Tumors and Lung Papillary Adenocarcinoma. Among its related pathways are Ubiquitin mediated proteolysis and NRF2 pathway. Gene Ontology (GO) annotations related to this gene include transcription factor binding. An important paralog of this gene is KLHL17.
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot Summary for KEAP1 Gene
Acts as a substrate adapter protein for the E3 ubiquitin ligase complex formed by CUL3 and RBX1 and targets NFE2L2/NRF2 for ubiquitination and degradation by the proteasome, thus resulting in the suppression of its transcriptional activity and the repression of antioxidant response element-mediated detoxifying enzyme gene expression. Retains NFE2L2/NRF2 and may also retain BPTF in the cytosol. Targets PGAM5 for ubiquitination and degradation by the proteasome.