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 DEAD box protein family are believed to be involved in embryogenesis, spermatogenesis, and cellular growth and division. This gene encodes a member of this family. The encoded protein has 97% sequence identity with the mouse HELG protein. Alternatively spliced transcript variants encoding distinct isoforms have been found for this gene.
DHX30; DEAH (Asp-Glu-Ala-His) box polypeptide 30; DDX30, DEAD/H (Asp Glu Ala Asp/His) box polypeptide 30; putative ATP-dependent RNA helicase DHX30; FLJ11214; KIAA0890; DDX30; DEAH box protein 30; DHX30_HUMAN; Ret CoR; retina co-repressor; ATP-dependent RNA helicase DHX30; DEAD/H (Asp-Glu-Ala-Asp/His) box polypeptide 30; RETCOR; DEAH (Asp-Glu-Ala-His) box helicase 30