Aliases for TBCE Gene
External Ids for TBCE Gene
Previous HGNC Symbols for TBCE Gene
Previous GeneCards Identifiers for TBCE Gene
Cofactor E is one of four proteins (cofactors A, D, E, and C) involved in the pathway leading to correctly folded beta-tubulin from folding intermediates. Cofactors A and D are believed to play a role in capturing and stabilizing beta-tubulin intermediates in a quasi-native confirmation. Cofactor E binds to the cofactor D/beta-tubulin complex; interaction with cofactor C then causes the release of beta-tubulin polypeptides that are committed to the native state. Two transcript variants encoding the same protein have been found for this gene. [provided by RefSeq, Jul 2008]
GeneCards Summary for TBCE Gene
TBCE (Tubulin Folding Cofactor E) is a Protein Coding gene. Diseases associated with TBCE include Encephalopathy, Progressive, With Amyotrophy And Optic Atrophy and Hypoparathyroidism-Retardation-Dysmorphism Syndrome. Among its related pathways are Chaperonin-mediated protein folding and Cooperation of Prefoldin and TriC/CCT in actin and tubulin folding. Gene Ontology (GO) annotations related to this gene include structural constituent of ribosome and chaperone binding. An important paralog of this gene is TBCEL.
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot Summary for TBCE Gene
Tubulin-folding protein; involved in the second step of the tubulin folding pathway and in the regulation of tubulin heterodimer dissociation. Required for correct organization of microtubule cytoskeleton and mitotic splindle, and maintenance of the neuronal microtubule network.