Aliases for TUT7 Gene
External Ids for TUT7 Gene
Previous HGNC Symbols for TUT7 Gene
GeneCards Summary for TUT7 Gene
TUT7 (Terminal Uridylyl Transferase 7) is a Protein Coding gene. An important paralog of this gene is TUT4.
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for TUT7 Gene
Uridylyltransferase that mediates the terminal uridylation of mRNAs with short (less than 25 nucleotides) poly(A) tails, hence facilitating global mRNA decay (PubMed:19703396, PubMed:25480299). Involved in microRNA (miRNA)-induced gene silencing through uridylation of deadenylated miRNA targets (PubMed:25480299). Also acts as a suppressor of miRNA biogenesis by mediating the terminal uridylation of some miRNA precursors, including that of let-7 (pre-let-7). Uridylated pre-let-7 RNA is not processed by Dicer and undergo degradation. Pre-let-7 uridylation is strongly enhanced in the presence of LIN28A (PubMed:22898984). Due to functional redundancy between ZCCHC6 and ZCCHC11, the identification of the specific role of each of these proteins is difficult.