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Official Full Name
DEAH (Asp-Glu-Ala-His) box polypeptide 8
Background
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 is highly homologous to yeast Prp22. This protein facilitates nuclear export of spliced mRNA by releasing the RNA from the spliceosome.
Synonyms
DHX8; DEAH (Asp-Glu-Ala-His) box polypeptide 8; DDX8, DEAD/H (Asp Glu Ala Asp/His) box polypeptide 8 (RNA helicase); ATP-dependent RNA helicase DHX8; HRH1; PRP22; PRPF22; ATP dependent RNA helicase DHX8; DDX 8; DDX8; DEAD/H (Asp Glu Ala Asp/His) box polypeptide 8 (RNA helicase); DEAD/H (Asp Glu Ala Asp/His) box polypeptide 8; DEAD/H box polypeptide 8; DEAH (Asp Glu Ala His) box polypeptide 8; DEAH box polypeptide 8; DEAH box protein 8; DHX 8; DHX8_HUMAN; HRH 1; PRP 22; PRPF 22; RNA helicase HRH 1; RNA helicase HRH1; DEAH-box protein 8; DEAD/H (Asp-Glu-Ala-Asp/His) box polypeptide 8 (RNA helicase)