HIF-1 alpha IRES

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HIF-1 alpha IRES
RF00449.jpg
Predicted secondary structure and sequence conservation of IRES_HIF1
Identifiers
Symbol IRES_HIF1
Rfam RF00449
Other data
RNA type Cis-reg; IRES
Domain(s) Eukaryota
GO 0043022
SO 0000243

The HIF-1α internal ribosome entry site (IRES) is an RNA element present in the 5' UTR of the mRNA of HIF-1α that allows cap-independent translation. The HIF-1α internal ribosome entry site (IRES) allows translation to be maintained under hypoxic cell conditions that inhibit cap-dependent translation [1]. The hypoxia-inducible factor-1α protein (HIF-1α) is a subunit of the HIF-1 transcription factor, which induces transcription of several genes involved in the cellular response to hypoxia.

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