Aliases for PAICS Gene
External Ids for PAICS Gene
Previous HGNC Symbols for PAICS Gene
Previous GeneCards Identifiers for PAICS Gene
This gene encodes a bifunctional enzyme containing phosphoribosylaminoimidazole carboxylase activity in its N-terminal region and phosphoribosylaminoimidazole succinocarboxamide synthetase in its C-terminal region. It catalyzes steps 6 and 7 of purine biosynthesis. The gene is closely linked and divergently transcribed with a locus that encodes an enzyme in the same pathway, and transcription of the two genes is coordinately regulated. The human genome contains several pseudogenes of this gene. Multiple transcript variants encoding different isoforms have been found for this gene. [provided by RefSeq, Jul 2008]
GeneCards Summary for PAICS Gene
PAICS (Phosphoribosylaminoimidazole Carboxylase And Phosphoribosylaminoimidazolesuccinocarboxamide Synthase) is a Protein Coding gene. Diseases associated with PAICS include Spinocerebellar Ataxia, X-Linked 1 and Actinomycosis. Among its related pathways are Metabolism of nucleotides and Metabolism. Gene Ontology (GO) annotations related to this gene include identical protein binding and phosphoribosylaminoimidazolesuccinocarboxamide synthase activity.