GFER gene

growth factor, augmenter of liver regeneration

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From NCBI Gene:

The hepatotrophic factor designated augmenter of liver regeneration (ALR) is thought to be one of the factors responsible for the extraordinary regenerative capacity of mammalian liver. It has also been called hepatic regenerative stimulation substance (HSS). The gene resides on chromosome 16 in the interval containing the locus for polycystic kidney disease (PKD1). The putative gene product is 42% similar to the scERV1 protein of yeast. The yeast scERV1 gene had been found to be essential for oxidative phosphorylation, the maintenance of mitochondrial genomes, and the cell division cycle. The human gene is both the structural and functional homolog of the yeast scERV1 gene. [provided by RefSeq, Jul 2008]

From UniProt:

Isoform 2: May act as an autocrine hepatotrophic growth factor promoting liver regeneration.

Isoform 1: FAD-dependent sulfhydryl oxidase that regenerates the redox-active disulfide bonds in CHCHD4/MIA40, a chaperone essential for disulfide bond formation and protein folding in the mitochondrial intermembrane space. The reduced form of CHCHD4/MIA40 forms a transient intermolecular disulfide bridge with GFER/ERV1, resulting in regeneration of the essential disulfide bonds in CHCHD4/MIA40, while GFER/ERV1 becomes re-oxidized by donating electrons to cytochrome c or molecular oxygen.

From NCBI Gene:

  • Myopathy, mitochondrial progressive, with congenital cataract, hearing loss, and developmental delay

From UniProt:

Myopathy, mitochondrial progressive, with congenital cataract, hearing loss and developmental delay (MPMCHD): A disease characterized by progressive myopathy and partial combined respiratory-chain deficiency, congenital cataract, sensorineural hearing loss, and developmental delay. [MIM:613076]

Cytogenetic Location: 16p13.3, which is the short (p) arm of chromosome 16 at position 13.3

Molecular Location: base pairs 1,984,149 to 1,987,749 on chromosome 16 (Homo sapiens Annotation Release 108, GRCh38.p7) (NCBI)

Cytogenetic Location: 16p13.3, which is the short (p) arm of chromosome 16 at position 13.3
  • ALR
  • ERV1
  • HERV1
  • HPO
  • HPO1
  • HPO2
  • HSS