This gene encodes a DEAD box protein. DEAD box proteins, characterized by the conserved motif Asp-Glu-Ala-Asp (DEAD), are putative RNA helicases. They are implicated in a number of cellular processes involving alteration of RNA secondary structure such as translation initiation, nuclear and mitochondrial splicing, and ribosome and spliceosome assembly. Based on their distribution patterns, some members of this family are believed to be involved in embryogenesis, spermatogenesis, and cellular growth and division.
DHX37; DEAH (Asp-Glu-Ala-His) box polypeptide 37; DDX37, DEAD/DEAH box helicase DDX37; probable ATP-dependent RNA helicase DHX37; KIAA1517; MGC2695; MGC4322; FLJ41974; Gm451; MGC46245; MGC90028; mKIAA1517; DDX37; DEAH box protein 37; Gm1050; Probable ATP dependent RNA helicase DHX37; OTTHUMP00000239022; DEAD/DEAH box helicase DDX37; DEAD/H (Asp-Glu-Ala-Asp/His) box polypeptide 37; im:7151586; wu:fd11d06; zgc:158802; fd11d06