UbiA prenyltransferase domain containing 1
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From NCBI Gene:
This gene encodes a protein thought to be involved in cholesterol and phospholipid metabolism. Mutations in this gene are associated with Schnyder crystalline corneal dystrophy. [provided by RefSeq, Oct 2008]
Prenyltransferase that mediates the formation of menaquinone-4 (MK-4) and coenzyme Q10. MK-4 is a vitamin K2 isoform present at high concentrations in the brain, kidney and pancreas, and is required for endothelial cell development. Mediates the conversion of phylloquinone (PK) into MK-4, probably by cleaving the side chain of phylloquinone (PK) to release 2-methyl-1,4-naphthoquinone (menadione; K3) and then prenylating it with geranylgeranyl pyrophosphate (GGPP) to form MK-4. Also plays a role in cardiovascular development independently of MK-4 biosynthesis, by acting as a coenzyme Q10 biosynthetic enzyme: coenzyme Q10, also named ubiquinone, plays an important antioxidant role in the cardiovascular system. Mediates biosynthesis of coenzyme Q10 in the Golgi membrane, leading to protect cardiovascular tissues from NOS3/eNOS-dependent oxidative stress.
From NCBI Gene:
- Schnyder crystalline corneal dystrophy
Corneal dystrophy, Schnyder type (SCCD): A form of stromal corneal dystrophy characterized by corneal clouding, resulting from abnormal deposition of cholesterol and phospholipids, and decreased visual acuity. Typically, ring-shaped yellow-white opacities composed of innumerable fine needle-shaped crystals form in Bowman layer and the adjacent anterior stroma of the central cornea. The crystals usually remain in the anterior third of the cornea. The corneal epithelium and endothelium as well as Descemet membrane are spared. [MIM:121800]