Aliases for POLE Gene
External Ids for POLE Gene
Previous GeneCards Identifiers for POLE Gene
This gene encodes the catalytic subunit of DNA polymerase epsilon. The enzyme is involved in DNA repair and chromosomal DNA replication. Mutations in this gene have been associated with colorectal cancer 12 and facial dysmorphism, immunodeficiency, livedo, and short stature. [provided by RefSeq, Sep 2013]
GeneCards Summary for POLE Gene
POLE (DNA Polymerase Epsilon, Catalytic Subunit) is a Protein Coding gene. Diseases associated with POLE include Facial Dysmorphism, Immunodeficiency, Livedo, And Short Stature and Colorectal Cancer 12. Among its related pathways are Telomere C-strand (Lagging Strand) Synthesis and Homologous DNA Pairing and Strand Exchange. Gene Ontology (GO) annotations related to this gene include nucleic acid binding and chromatin binding.
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot Summary for POLE Gene
Catalytic component of the DNA polymerase epsilon complex (PubMed:10801849). Participates in chromosomal DNA replication (By similarity). Required during synthesis of the leading DNA strands at the replication fork, binds at/or near replication origins and moves along DNA with the replication fork (By similarity). Has 3'-5' proofreading exonuclease activity that corrects errors arising during DNA replication (By similarity). Involved in DNA synthesis during DNA repair (PubMed:20227374, PubMed:27573199). Along with DNA polymerase POLD1 and DNA polymerase POLK, has a role in excision repair (NER) synthesis following UV irradiation (PubMed:20227374).