ring finger protein 170
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From NCBI Gene:
This gene encodes a RING domain-containing protein that resides in the endoplasmic reticulum (ER) membrane. This protein functions as an E3 ubiquitin ligase and mediates ubiquitination and processing of inositol 1,4,5-trisphosphate (IP3) receptors via the ER-associated protein degradation pathway. It is recruited to the activated IP3 receptors by the ERLIN1/ERLIN2 complex to which it is constitutively bound. Mutations in this gene are associated with autosomal dominant sensory ataxia. Alternatively spliced transcript variants have been found for this gene. [provided by RefSeq, Jun 2012]
E3 ubiquitin-protein ligase that plays an essential role in stimulus-induced inositol 1,4,5-trisphosphate receptor type 1 (ITPR1) ubiquitination and degradation via the endoplasmic reticulum-associated degradation (ERAD) pathway. Also involved in ITPR1 turnover in resting cells.
From NCBI Gene:
- Ataxia, sensory, autosomal dominant
Ataxia, sensory, 1, autosomal dominant (SNAX1): A rare disease characterized by progressive ataxia caused by degeneration of the posterior columns of the spinal cord. Affected individuals have a reduced ability to feel pain, temperature and vibration, particularly in the hands and feet. Their most prominent feature is an ataxic gait resulting from a severe loss of proprioception. Thus, patients rely on visual cues for maintaining proper body posture, such that they are unable to remain upright if their eyes are closed (Romberg sign). [MIM:608984]