GLE1, RNA export mediator
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From NCBI Gene:
This gene encodes a predicted 75-kDa polypeptide with high sequence and structure homology to yeast Gle1p, which is nuclear protein with a leucine-rich nuclear export sequence essential for poly(A)+RNA export. Inhibition of human GLE1L by microinjection of antibodies against GLE1L in HeLa cells resulted in inhibition of poly(A)+RNA export. Immunoflourescence studies show that GLE1L is localized at the nuclear pore complexes. This localization suggests that GLE1L may act at a terminal step in the export of mature RNA messages to the cytoplasm. Two alternatively spliced transcript variants encoding different isoforms have been found for this gene. [provided by RefSeq, Jul 2008]
Required for the export of mRNAs containing poly(A) tails from the nucleus into the cytoplasm. May be involved in the terminal step of the mRNA transport through the nuclear pore complex (NPC).
From NCBI Gene:
- Lethal arthrogryposis with anterior horn cell disease
- Lethal congenital contracture syndrome 1
Lethal congenital contracture syndrome 1 (LCCS1): A form of lethal congenital contracture syndrome, an autosomal recessive disorder characterized by degeneration of anterior horn neurons, extreme skeletal muscle atrophy, and congenital non-progressive joint contractures (arthrogryposis). The contractures can involve the upper or lower limbs and/or the vertebral column, leading to various degrees of flexion or extension limitations evident at birth. LCCS1 patients manifest early fetal hydrops and akinesia, micrognathia, pulmonary hypoplasia, pterygia, and multiple joint contractures. It leads to prenatal death. [MIM:253310]
Lethal arthrogryposis with anterior horn cell disease (LAAHD): A disorder characterized by fetal akinesia, arthrogryposis and motor neuron loss. The fetus often survives delivery, but dies early as a result of respiratory failure. Neuropathological findings resemble those of lethal congenital contracture syndrome type 1, but are less severe. [MIM:611890]