Aliases for MEX3B Gene
External Ids for MEX3B Gene
Previous HGNC Symbols for MEX3B Gene
Previous GeneCards Identifiers for MEX3B Gene
This gene encodes an RNA-binding phosphoprotein that is part of the MEX3 (muscle excess 3) family of translational regulators. The encoded protein contains N-terminal nuclear export and nuclear localization signals and is exported from the cytoplasm to the nucleus. The protein binds to RNA via two KH domains and also colocalizes with MEX3A, Dcp1A decapping factor and Argonaute proteins within P (processing) bodies. [provided by RefSeq, Oct 2012]
GeneCards Summary for MEX3B Gene
MEX3B (Mex-3 RNA Binding Family Member B) is a Protein Coding gene. Diseases associated with MEX3B include Autosomal Recessive Congenital Cerebellar Ataxia. Gene Ontology (GO) annotations related to this gene include nucleic acid binding and calcium ion binding. An important paralog of this gene is MEX3C.
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot Summary for MEX3B Gene
RNA-binding protein. May be involved in post-transcriptional regulatory mechanisms.