GPX6

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GPX6
Identifiers
Aliases GPX6, GPX5p, GPXP3, GPx-6, GSHPx-6, dJ1186N24, dJ1186N24.1, glutathione peroxidase 6
External IDs MGI: 1922762 HomoloGene: 130008 GeneCards: GPX6
Orthologs
Species Human Mouse
Entrez
Ensembl
UniProt
RefSeq (mRNA)

NM_182701

NM_145451

RefSeq (protein)

NP_874360

NP_663426.2
NP_663426

Location (UCSC) Chr 6: 28.5 – 28.53 Mb Chr 13: 21.31 – 21.32 Mb
PubMed search [1] [2]
Wikidata
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Glutathione peroxidase 6 (GPx-6) is an enzyme that in humans is encoded by the GPX6 gene.[3][4]

This gene product belongs to the glutathione peroxidase family, which functions in the detoxification of hydrogen peroxide. It contains a selenocysteine (Sec) residue at its active site. The selenocysteine is encoded by the UGA codon, which normally signals translation termination. The 3' UTR of Sec-containing genes have a common stem-loop structure, the sec insertion sequence (SECIS), which is necessary for the recognition of UGA as a Sec codon rather than as a stop signal. Expression of this gene is restricted to embryos and adult olfactory epithelium.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Human PubMed Reference:". 
  2. ^ "Mouse PubMed Reference:". 
  3. ^ a b "Entrez Gene: glutathione peroxidase 6 (olfactory)". 
  4. ^ Kryukov GV, Castellano S, Novoselov SV, Lobanov AV, Zehtab O, Guigó R, Gladyshev VN (May 2003). "Characterization of mammalian selenoproteomes". Science. 300 (5624): 1439–43. doi:10.1126/science.1083516. PMID 12775843. 

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