Aliases for TSN Gene
External Ids for TSN Gene
Previous GeneCards Identifiers for TSN Gene
This gene encodes a DNA-binding protein which specifically recognizes conserved target sequences at the breakpoint junction of chromosomal translocations. Translin polypeptides form a multimeric structure that is responsible for its DNA-binding activity. Recombination-associated motifs and translin-binding sites are present at recombination hotspots and may serve as indicators of breakpoints in genes which are fused by translocations. These binding activities may play a crucial role in chromosomal translocation in lymphoid neoplasms. This protein encoded by this gene, when complexed with translin-associated protein X, also forms a Mg ion-dependent endoribonuclease that promotes RNA-induced silencing complex (RISC) activation. Alternative splicing results in multiple transcript variants. [provided by RefSeq, May 2012]
GeneCards Summary for TSN Gene
TSN (Translin) is a Protein Coding gene. Diseases associated with TSN include Liposarcoma and Dysgerminoma. Among its related pathways are Gene Expression and Mitotic Prophase. Gene Ontology (GO) annotations related to this gene include sequence-specific DNA binding. An important paralog of this gene is TSNAX.
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot Summary for TSN Gene
DNA-binding protein that specifically recognizes consensus sequences at the breakpoint junctions in chromosomal translocations, mostly involving immunoglobulin (Ig)/T-cell receptor gene segments. Seems to recognize single-stranded DNA ends generated by staggered breaks occurring at recombination hot spots.
Exhibits both single-stranded and double-stranded endoribonuclease activity. May act as an activator of RNA-induced silencing complex (RISC) by facilitating endonucleolytic cleavage of the siRNA passenger strand.