OAS3


2’-5’-oligoadenylate synthetase 3


ENTREZID: 4940 | Type: Protein Coding | Map: 12q24.13

OMIM: 608818


Summary Entrez
This gene encodes an enzyme included in the 2’, 5’ oligoadenylate synthase family. This enzyme is induced by interferons and catalyzes the 2’, 5’ oligomers of adenosine in order to bind and activate RNase L. This enzyme family plays a significant role in the inhibition of cellular protein synthesis and viral infection resistance. [provided by RefSeq, Jul 2008]