Aliases for SPRTN Gene
External Ids for SPRTN Gene
Previous HGNC Symbols for SPRTN Gene
Previous GeneCards Identifiers for SPRTN Gene
The protein encoded by this gene may play a role in DNA repair during replication of damaged DNA. This protein recruits valosin containing protein (p97) to stalled DNA replication forks where it may prevent excessive translesional DNA synthesis and limit the number of DNA-damage induced mutations. It may also be involved in replication-related G2/M-checkpoint regulation. Deficiency of a similar protein in mouse causes chromosomal instability and progeroid phenotypes. Mutations in this gene have been associated with Ruijs-Aalfs syndrome (RJALS). Alternatively spliced transcript variants have been identified. [provided by RefSeq, Mar 2015]
GeneCards Summary for SPRTN Gene
SPRTN (SprT-Like N-Terminal Domain) is a Protein Coding gene. Diseases associated with SPRTN include Ruijs-Aalfs Syndrome and Suppurative Periapical Periodontitis. Among its related pathways are Translesion synthesis by Y family DNA polymerases bypasses lesions on DNA template and DNA Double-Strand Break Repair. Gene Ontology (GO) annotations related to this gene include ubiquitin binding and K63-linked polyubiquitin modification-dependent protein binding.
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot Summary for SPRTN Gene
Regulator of UV-induced DNA damage response: acts as a 'reader' of ubiquitinated PCNA that enhances RAD18-mediated PCNA ubiquitination and translesion DNA synthesis (TLS). Recruited to sites of UV damage and interacts with ubiquitinated PCNA and RAD18, the E3 ubiquitin ligase that monoubiquitinates PCNA. Facilitates chromatin association of RAD18 and is required for efficient PCNA monoubiquitination, promoting a feed-forward loop to enhance PCNA ubiquitination and translesion DNA synthesis. Acts as a regulator of TLS by recruiting VCP/p97 to sites of DNA damage, possibly leading to extraction of DNA polymerase eta (POLH) by VCP/p97 to prevent excessive translesion DNA synthesis and limit the incidence of mutations induced by DNA damage.