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. This gene encodes a DEAD box protein, which shows little similarity to any of the other known human DEAD box proteins, but shows a high similarity to mouse Ddx24 at the amino acid level.
DDX24; DEAD (Asp-Glu-Ala-Asp) box polypeptide 24; DEAD/H (Asp Glu Ala Asp/His) box polypeptide 24; ATP-dependent RNA helicase DDX24; ATP dependent RNA helicase DDX24; DDX 24; DEAD (Asp Glu Ala Asp) box polypeptide 24; DEAD box protein 24; DEAD/H (Asp Glu Ala Asp) box polypeptide 24; S. cerevisiae CHL1 like helicase; OTTHUMP00000245764; OTTHUMP00000245765; OTTHUMP00000245766; S. cerevisiae CHL1-like helicase; DEAD/H (Asp-Glu-Ala-Asp/His) box polypeptide 24