DDX5

(redirected from DEAD (Asp-Glu-Ala-Asp) box helicase 5)

DDX5

A gene on chromosome 17q21 that encodes a putatitive RNA helicase with a conserved Asp-Glu-Ala-Asp (DEAD) motif. DEAD box proteins are RNA-dependent ATPases thought to play a role in altering RNA secondary structure by translation initiation, nuclear and mitochondrial splicing, and ribosome and spliceosome assembly.
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