This gene encodes a member of the Asp-Glu-Ala-Asp (DEAD) box protein family. Members of this protein family are putative RNA helicases, and 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. Members of this family are believed to be involved in embryogenesis, spermatogenesis, and cellular growth and division. Two transcript variants encoding the same protein have been identified for this gene.
DDX42; DEAD (Asp-Glu-Ala-Asp) box polypeptide 42; ATP-dependent RNA helicase DDX42; RHELP; RNAHP; SF3b125; DEAD box polypeptide 42 protein; DEAD box protein 42; EC 3.6.1.-; FLJ43179; RNA helicase-like protein; RNA helicase-related protein; SF3b DEAD-box protein; SF3b125 DEAD-box protein; Splicing factor 3B-associated 125 kDa protein; SF3b DEAD box protein; DEAD (Asp-Glu-Ala-Asp) box helicase 42; im:7148194; zgc:111815; si:dkey-15n1.10; dead box 42 protein