Aliases for RNF26 Gene
External Ids for RNF26 Gene
Previous GeneCards Identifiers for RNF26 Gene
The protein encoded by this intronless gene contains a C3HC5 type of RING finger, a motif known to be involved in protein-DNA and protein-protein interactions. The expression of this gene was found to be upregulated in cancer cell lines derived from different types of cancer. [provided by RefSeq, Jul 2008]
GeneCards Summary for RNF26 Gene
RNF26 (Ring Finger Protein 26) is a Protein Coding gene.
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for RNF26 Gene
E3 ubiquitin-protein ligase that plays a key role in endosome organization by retaining vesicles in the perinuclear cloud (PubMed:27368102). Acts as a platform for perinuclear positioning of the endosomal system by mediating ubiquitination of SQSTM1 (PubMed:27368102). Ubiquitinated SQSTM1 attracts specific vesicle-associated adapters, forming a molecular bridge that restrains cognate vesicles in the perinuclear region and organizes the endosomal pathway for efficient cargo transport (PubMed:27368102). Also acts as a regulator of type I interferon production in response to viral infection by mediating the formation of Lys-11-linked polyubiquitin chains on TMEM173/STING, leading to stabilize TMEM173/STING (PubMed:25254379). Also required to limit type I interferon response by promoting autophagic degradation of IRF3 (PubMed:25254379).