NBR1


NBR1 autophagy cargo receptor


ENTREZID: 4077 | Type: Protein Coding | Map: 17q21.31

OMIM: 605088


Summary Entrez
The protein encoded by this gene was originally identified as an ovarian tumor antigen monitored in ovarian cancer. The encoded protein contains a B-box/coiled-coil motif, which is present in many genes with transformation potential. It functions as a specific autophagy receptor for the selective autophagic degradation of peroxisomes by forming intracellular inclusions with ubiquitylated autophagic substrates. This gene is located on a region of chromosome 17q21.1 that is in close proximity to the BRCA1 tumor suppressor gene. Alternative splicing of this gene results in multiple transcript variants. [provided by RefSeq, Apr 2014]