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Aliases EIF1AX, EIF1A, EIF1AP1, EIF4C, eIF-1A, eIF-4C, eukaryotic translation initiation factor 1A, X-linked
External IDs MGI: 95298 HomoloGene: 20364 GeneCards: 1964
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Species Human Mouse
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Location (UCSC) Chr X: 20.12 – 20.14 Mb Chr 18: 46.6 – 46.61 Mb
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Eukaryotic translation initiation factor 1A, X-chromosomal (eIF1A) is a protein that in humans is encoded by the EIF1AX gene.[3][4][5] This gene encodes an essential eukaryotic translation initiation factor. The protein is a component of the 43S pre-initiation complex (PIC), which mediates the recruitment of the small 40S ribosomal subunit to the 5' cap of messenger RNAs.[5]


eIF1A is a small proteins (17 kDa in budding yeast) and a component of the 43S preinitiation complexes (PIC). eIF1A binds near the ribosomal A-site, in a manner similar to the functionally related bacterial counterpart IF1.[6]

Clinical significance[edit]

Mutations in this gene have been recurrently seen associated to cases of uveal melanoma with disomy 3.[7]


EIF1AX has been shown to interact with IPO13.[8]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Human PubMed Reference:". 
  2. ^ "Mouse PubMed Reference:". 
  3. ^ Dever TE, Wei CL, Benkowski LA, Browning K, Merrick WC, Hershey JW (Feb 1994). "Determination of the amino acid sequence of rabbit, human, and wheat germ protein synthesis factor eIF-4C by cloning and chemical sequencing". The Journal of Biological Chemistry. 269 (5): 3212–8. PMID 8106356. 
  4. ^ Lahn BT, Page DC (Oct 1997). "Functional coherence of the human Y chromosome". Science. 278 (5338): 675–80. Bibcode:1997Sci...278..675L. doi:10.1126/science.278.5338.675. PMID 9381176. 
  5. ^ a b "Entrez Gene: EIF1AX eukaryotic translation initiation factor 1A, X-linked". 
  6. ^ Fraser, Christopher S. (2015). "Quantitative studies of mRNA recruitment to the eukaryotic ribosome". Biochimie. 114: 58–71. doi:10.1016/j.biochi.2015.02.017. PMC 4458453free to read. PMID 25742741. Retrieved 6 March 2016. 
  7. ^ Martin M, Maßhöfer L, Temming P, Rahmann S, Metz C, Bornfeld N, van de Nes J, Klein-Hitpass L, Hinnebusch AG, Horsthemke B, Lohmann DR, Zeschnigk M (Aug 2013). "Exome sequencing identifies recurrent somatic mutations in EIF1AX and SF3B1 in uveal melanoma with disomy 3". Nature Genetics. 45 (8): 933–6. doi:10.1038/ng.2674. PMID 23793026. 
  8. ^ Mingot JM, Kostka S, Kraft R, Hartmann E, Görlich D (Jul 2001). "Importin 13: a novel mediator of nuclear import and export". The EMBO Journal. 20 (14): 3685–94. doi:10.1093/emboj/20.14.3685. PMC 125545free to read. PMID 11447110. 

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