Aliases for MARS Gene
External Ids for MARS Gene
Previous GeneCards Identifiers for MARS Gene
This gene encodes a member of the class I family of aminoacyl-tRNA synthetases. These enzymes play a critical role in protein biosynthesis by charging tRNAs with their cognate amino acids. The encoded protein is a component of the multi-tRNA synthetase complex and catalyzes the ligation of methionine to tRNA molecules. [provided by RefSeq, Jan 2011]
GeneCards Summary for MARS Gene
MARS (Methionyl-TRNA Synthetase) is a Protein Coding gene. Diseases associated with MARS include Interstitial Lung And Liver Disease and Charcot-Marie-Tooth Disease, Axonal, Type 2U. Among its related pathways are tRNA Aminoacylation and Metabolism. Gene Ontology (GO) annotations related to this gene include nucleotide binding and aminoacyl-tRNA ligase activity.
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for MARS Gene
Catalyzes the specific attachment of an amino acid to its cognate tRNA in a 2 step reaction: the amino acid (AA) is first activated by ATP to form AA-AMP and then transferred to the acceptor end of the tRNA.