Aliases for FH Gene
External Ids for FH Gene
Previous GeneCards Identifiers for FH Gene
The protein encoded by this gene is an enzymatic component of the tricarboxylic acid (TCA) cycle, or Krebs cycle, and catalyzes the formation of L-malate from fumarate. It exists in both a cytosolic form and an N-terminal extended form, differing only in the translation start site used. The N-terminal extended form is targeted to the mitochondrion, where the removal of the extension generates the same form as in the cytoplasm. It is similar to some thermostable class II fumarases and functions as a homotetramer. Mutations in this gene can cause fumarase deficiency and lead to progressive encephalopathy. [provided by RefSeq, Jul 2008]
GeneCards Summary for FH Gene
FH (Fumarate Hydratase) is a Protein Coding gene. Diseases associated with FH include Fumarase Deficiency and Hereditary Leiomyomatosis And Renal Cell Cancer. Among its related pathways are Respiratory electron transport, ATP synthesis by chemiosmotic coupling, and heat production by uncoupling proteins. and Pyruvate metabolism and Citric Acid (TCA) cycle. Gene Ontology (GO) annotations related to this gene include lyase activity and fumarate hydratase activity.
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for FH Gene
Also acts as a tumor suppressor.