endonuclease, poly(U) specific

ENTREZID: 8909 | Type: NA | Map: 12q13.11

OMIM: 300335

Summary Entrez
This gene encodes a protein with endoribonuclease activity that binds polyuridine-enriched single-stranded RNA. This gene was initially characterized based on its high expression in placenta but was mischaracterized as a serine protease. In mouse, this gene promotes tolerance to self-antigens by regulating B cell activation-induced cell death (AICD). The protein may be useful as a tumor marker. Multiple alternatively spliced transcript variants encoding distinct protein isoforms have been found for this gene. [provided by RefSeq, Jul 2020]