Aliases for UNK Gene
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Previous HGNC Symbols for UNK Gene
Previous GeneCards Identifiers for UNK Gene
GeneCards Summary for UNK Gene
UNK (Unkempt Family Zinc Finger) is a Protein Coding gene. An important paralog of this gene is UNKL.
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for UNK Gene
Sequence-specific RNA-binding protein which plays an important role in the establishment and maintenance of the early morphology of cortical neurons during embryonic development. Acts as a translation repressor and controls a translationally regulated cell morphology program to ensure proper structuring of the nervous system. Translational control depends on recognition of its binding element within target mRNAs which consists of a mandatory UAG trimer upstream of a U/A-rich motif. Associated with polysomes (PubMed:25737280).