Aliases for LSM8 Gene
External Ids for LSM8 Gene
Previous GeneCards Identifiers for LSM8 Gene
This gene encodes a member of the like-Sm family of proteins. The encoded protein consists of a closed barrel shape, made up of five anti-parallel beta strands and an alpha helix. This protein partners with six paralogs to form a heteroheptameric ring which transiently binds U6 small nuclear RNAs and is involved in the general maturation of RNA in the nucleus. [provided by RefSeq, Jan 2010]
GeneCards Summary for LSM8 Gene
LSM8 (LSM8 Homolog, U6 Small Nuclear RNA Associated) is a Protein Coding gene. Among its related pathways are mRNA Splicing - Major Pathway and Deadenylation-dependent mRNA decay. Gene Ontology (GO) annotations related to this gene include U6 snRNA 3-end binding.
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for LSM8 Gene
Binds specifically to the 3-terminal U-tract of U6 snRNA and is probably a component of the spliceosome.