Official Full Name
adenosine deaminase, RNA-specific
This gene encodes the enzyme responsible for RNA editing by site-specific deamination of adenosines. This enzyme destabilizes double-stranded RNA through conversion of adenosine to inosine. Mutations in this gene have been associated with dyschromatosis symmetrica hereditaria. Alternative splicing results in multiple transcript variants.
ADAR; adenosine deaminase, RNA-specific; G1P1, IFI4, interferon induced protein 4; double-stranded RNA-specific adenosine deaminase; ADAR1; dsRNA adenosine deaminase; interferon-induced protein 4; interferon-inducible protein 4; adenosine deaminase actin; red1; drada; wu:fc22a02