Aliases for NAT8B Gene
External Ids for NAT8B Gene
Previous GeneCards Identifiers for NAT8B Gene
The protein encoded by this gene is highly similar to the N-acetyltransferase 8 (NAT8) gene product, which is a kidney and liver protein with homology to bacterial acetyltransferases involved in drug resistance. This gene is localized on chromosome 2 in the vicinity of the NAT8 gene and may represent a pseudogene of NAT8. This gene contains two polymorphic nonsense mutations that disrupt the active site of the protein. The full-length product of this gene contains a complete acetyltransferase domain and is identical in length to NAT8. [provided by RefSeq, Jul 2008]
GeneCards Summary for NAT8B Gene
NAT8B (N-Acetyltransferase 8B (Putative, Gene/Pseudogene)) is a Protein Coding gene. Among its related pathways are Metabolism of proteins and Activated PKN1 stimulates transcription of AR (androgen receptor) regulated genes KLK2 and KLK3. Gene Ontology (GO) annotations related to this gene include N-acetyltransferase activity and lysine N-acetyltransferase activity, acting on acetyl phosphate as donor. An important paralog of this gene is NAT8.
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for NAT8B Gene
May have a lysine N-acetyltransferase activity catalyzing peptidyl-lysine N6-acetylation of various proteins. Thereby, may regulate apoptosis through the acetylation and the regulation of the expression of PROM1 (PubMed:24556617). May also regulate amyloid beta-peptide secretion through acetylation of BACE1 and the regulation of its expression in neurons (PubMed:19011241).