Aliases for TUT4 Gene
External Ids for TUT4 Gene
Previous HGNC Symbols for TUT4 Gene
ZCCHC11 is an RNA uridyltransferase (EC 18.104.22.168) that uses UTP to add uridines to the 3-prime end of substrate RNA molecules (Jones et al., 2009 [PubMed 19701194]).[supplied by OMIM, Jan 2011]
GeneCards Summary for TUT4 Gene
TUT4 (Terminal Uridylyl Transferase 4) is a Protein Coding gene. An important paralog of this gene is TUT7.
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for TUT4 Gene
Uridylyltransferase that mediates the terminal uridylation of mRNAs with short (less than 25 nucleotides) poly(A) tails, hence facilitating global mRNA decay (PubMed:25480299). Involved in microRNA (miRNA)-induced gene silencing through uridylation of deadenylated miRNA targets. Also acts as a suppressor of miRNA biogenesis by mediating the terminal uridylation of some miRNA precursors, including that of let-7 (pre-let-7), miR107, miR-143 and miR-200c. Uridylated miRNAs are not processed by Dicer and undergo degradation. Degradation of pre-let-7 contributes to the maintenance of embryonic stem (ES) cell pluripotency (By similarity). Does not bind RNA directly, but recruited to RNA targets by RNA-binding protein LIN28A. Also catalyzes the 3 uridylation of miR-26A, a miRNA that targets IL6 transcript. This abrogates the silencing of IL6 transcript, hence promoting cytokine expression (By similarity). May also suppress Toll-like receptor-induced NF-kappa-B activation via binding to T2BP. Does not play a role in replication-dependent histone mRNA degradation. Due to functional redundancy between ZCCHC6 and ZCCHC11, the identification of the specific role of each of these proteins is difficult.