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From NCBI Gene:
This gene encodes a mitochondrial protein similar to yeast ABC1, which functions in an electron-transferring membrane protein complex in the respiratory chain. It is not related to the family of ABC transporter proteins. Expression of this gene is induced by the tumor suppressor p53 and in response to DNA damage, and inhibiting its expression partially suppresses p53-induced apoptosis. Alternatively spliced transcript variants have been found; however, their full-length nature has not been determined. [provided by RefSeq, Jul 2008]
Atypical kinase involved in the biosynthesis of coenzyme Q, also named ubiquinone, an essential lipid-soluble electron transporter for aerobic cellular respiration (PubMed:25498144, PubMed:21296186, PubMed:25540914, PubMed:27499294). Its substrate specificity is unclear: does not show any protein kinase activity (PubMed:25498144, PubMed:27499294). Probably acts as a small molecule kinase, possibly a lipid kinase that phosphorylates a prenyl lipid in the ubiquinone biosynthesis pathway, as suggested by its ability to bind coenzyme Q lipid intermediates (PubMed:25498144, PubMed:27499294). Shows an unusual selectivity for binding ADP over ATP (PubMed:25498144).
From NCBI Gene:
- Coenzyme Q10 deficiency, primary, 4
Coenzyme Q10 deficiency, primary, 4 (COQ10D4): An autosomal recessive disorder characterized by childhood-onset of cerebellar ataxia and exercise intolerance. Patient manifest gait ataxia and cerebellar atrophy with slow progression. Additional features include brisk tendon reflexes and Hoffmann sign, variable psychomotor retardation and variable seizures. [MIM:612016]