selenium binding protein 1
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From NCBI Gene:
This gene encodes a member of the selenium-binding protein family. Selenium is an essential nutrient that exhibits potent anticarcinogenic properties, and deficiency of selenium may cause certain neurologic diseases. The effects of selenium in preventing cancer and neurologic diseases may be mediated by selenium-binding proteins, and decreased expression of this gene may be associated with several types of cancer. The encoded protein may play a selenium-dependent role in ubiquitination/deubiquitination-mediated protein degradation. Alternatively spliced transcript variants encoding multiple isoforms have been observed for this gene. [provided by RefSeq, Apr 2012]
Catalyzes the oxidation of methanethiol, an organosulfur compound known to be produced in substantial amounts by gut bacteria (PubMed:29255262). Selenium-binding protein which may be involved in the sensing of reactive xenobiotics in the cytoplasm. May be involved in intra-Golgi protein transport.
SELENBP1 mutations are responsible for an autosomal recessive malodor condition characterized by extraoral blood-borne halitosis resulting from the accumulation of sulfur-containing metabolites. In extraoral blood-borne halitosis, malodorant compounds are carried to the lungs, where they enter the breath. Affected individuals have a cabbage-like breath odor, high levels of methanethiol and dimethylsulfide in oral and nasal breath, and elevated urinary excretion of dimethylsulfoxide in the absence of intake of dimethylsulfide-containing food or use of sulfur-containing medication, lower-gastrointestinal problems, and known metabolic defects, such as methionine adenosyltransferase deficiency and tyrosinemia.