Aliases for UPB1 Gene
External Ids for UPB1 Gene
Previous GeneCards Identifiers for UPB1 Gene
This gene encodes a protein that belongs to the CN hydrolase family. Beta-ureidopropionase catalyzes the last step in the pyrimidine degradation pathway. The pyrimidine bases uracil and thymine are degraded via the consecutive action of dihydropyrimidine dehydrogenase (DHPDH), dihydropyrimidinase (DHP) and beta-ureidopropionase (UP) to beta-alanine and beta-aminoisobutyric acid, respectively. UP deficiencies are associated with N-carbamyl-beta-amino aciduria and may lead to abnormalities in neurological activity. [provided by RefSeq, Jul 2008]
GeneCards Summary for UPB1 Gene
UPB1 (Beta-Ureidopropionase 1) is a Protein Coding gene. Diseases associated with UPB1 include Beta-Ureidopropionase Deficiency and Pyrimidine Metabolic Disorder. Among its related pathways are Beta-alanine metabolism (TR) and Pantothenate and CoA biosynthesis. Gene Ontology (GO) annotations related to this gene include hydrolase activity, acting on carbon-nitrogen (but not peptide) bonds and beta-ureidopropionase activity. An important paralog of this gene is NIT1.
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot Summary for UPB1 Gene
Catalyzes a late step in pyrimidine degradation (PubMed:22525402, PubMed:24526388). Converts N-carbamoyl-beta-alanine (3-ureidopropanoate) into beta-alanine, ammonia and carbon dioxide (PubMed:10542323, PubMed:11508704, PubMed:10415095, PubMed:29976570, PubMed:22525402, PubMed:24526388). Likewise, converts N-carbamoyl-beta-aminoisobutyrate (3-ureidoisobutyrate) into beta-aminoisobutyrate, ammonia and carbon dioxide (Probable).