Aliases for TUFM Gene
External Ids for TUFM Gene
Previous GeneCards Identifiers for TUFM Gene
This gene encodes a protein which participates in protein translation in mitochondria. Mutations in this gene have been associated with combined oxidative phosphorylation deficiency resulting in lactic acidosis and fatal encephalopathy. A pseudogene has been identified on chromosome 17. [provided by RefSeq, Jul 2008]
GeneCards Summary for TUFM Gene
TUFM (Tu Translation Elongation Factor, Mitochondrial) is a Protein Coding gene. Diseases associated with TUFM include Combined Oxidative Phosphorylation Deficiency 4 and Combined Oxidative Phosphorylation Deficiency. Among its related pathways are Mitochondrial translation and Organelle biogenesis and maintenance. Gene Ontology (GO) annotations related to this gene include GTPase activity. An important paralog of this gene is EEF1A2.
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot Summary for TUFM Gene
Promotes the GTP-dependent binding of aminoacyl-tRNA to the A-site of ribosomes during protein biosynthesis. Plays also a role in the regulation of autophagy and innate immunity. Recruits ATG5-ATG12 and NLRX1 at mitochondria and serves as a checkpoint of the RIG-I/DDX58-MAVS pathway. In turn, inhibits RLR-mediated type I interferon while promoting autophagy.