Aliases for RAD9A Gene
External Ids for RAD9A Gene
Previous HGNC Symbols for RAD9A Gene
Previous GeneCards Identifiers for RAD9A Gene
This gene product is highly similar to Schizosaccharomyces pombe rad9, a cell cycle checkpoint protein required for cell cycle arrest and DNA damage repair. This protein possesses 3' to 5' exonuclease activity, which may contribute to its role in sensing and repairing DNA damage. It forms a checkpoint protein complex with RAD1 and HUS1. This complex is recruited by checkpoint protein RAD17 to the sites of DNA damage, which is thought to be important for triggering the checkpoint-signaling cascade. Alternatively spliced transcript variants encoding different isoforms have been found for this gene. [provided by RefSeq, Aug 2011]
GeneCards Summary for RAD9A Gene
RAD9A (RAD9 Checkpoint Clamp Component A) is a Protein Coding gene. Diseases associated with RAD9A include Alpha-Thalassemia/Mental Retardation Syndrome, X-Linked and Spinocerebellar Ataxia Type 1 With Axonal Neuropathy. Among its related pathways are ATM Pathway and Homologous DNA Pairing and Strand Exchange. Gene Ontology (GO) annotations related to this gene include protein kinase binding and SH3 domain binding. An important paralog of this gene is RAD9B.
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot Summary for RAD9A Gene
Component of the 9-1-1 cell-cycle checkpoint response complex that plays a major role in DNA repair. The 9-1-1 complex is recruited to DNA lesion upon damage by the RAD17-replication factor C (RFC) clamp loader complex. Acts then as a sliding clamp platform on DNA for several proteins involved in long-patch base excision repair (LP-BER). The 9-1-1 complex stimulates DNA polymerase beta (POLB) activity by increasing its affinity for the 3'-OH end of the primer-template and stabilizes POLB to those sites where LP-BER proceeds; endonuclease FEN1 cleavage activity on substrates with double, nick, or gap flaps of distinct sequences and lengths; and DNA ligase I (LIG1) on long-patch base excision repair substrates. The 9-1-1 complex is necessary for the recruitment of RHNO1 to sites of double-stranded breaks (DSB) occurring during the S phase. RAD9A possesses 3'->5' double stranded DNA exonuclease activity. Its phosphorylation by PRKCD may be required for the formation of the 9-1-1 complex.