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Available structures
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Aliases SEPSECS, LP, PCH2D, SLA, SLA/LP, Sep (O-phosphoserine) tRNA:Sec (selenocysteine) tRNA synthase
External IDs MGI: 1098791 HomoloGene: 15031 GeneCards: 51091
Species Human Mouse
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RefSeq (protein)



Location (UCSC) Chr 4: 25.12 – 25.16 Mb Chr 5: 52.64 – 52.67 Mb
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O-phosphoseryl-tRNA(Sec) selenium transferase is an enzyme that in humans is encoded by the SEPSECS gene.[1][2][3][4][5]


  1. ^ Xu XM, Mix H, Carlson BA, Grabowski PJ, Gladyshev VN, Berry MJ, Hatfield DL (Dec 2005). "Evidence for direct roles of two additional factors, SECp43 and soluble liver antigen, in the selenoprotein synthesis machinery". J. Biol. Chem. 280 (50): 41568–75. doi:10.1074/jbc.M506696200. PMID 16230358. 
  2. ^ Costa M, Rodríguez-Sánchez JL, Czaja AJ, Gelpí C (Aug 2000). "Isolation and characterization of cDNA encoding the antigenic protein of the human tRNP(Ser)Sec complex recognized by autoantibodies from patients withtype-1 autoimmune hepatitis". Clin. Exp. Immunol. 121 (2): 364–74. doi:10.1046/j.1365-2249.2000.01280.x. PMC 1905695. PMID 10931155. 
  3. ^ Yuan J, Palioura S, Salazar JC, Su D, O'Donoghue P, Hohn MJ, Cardoso AM, Whitman WB, Söll D (Dec 2006). "RNA-dependent conversion of phosphoserine forms selenocysteine in eukaryotes and archaea". Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. U.S.A. 103 (50): 18923–7. doi:10.1073/pnas.0609703104. PMC 1748153. PMID 17142313. 
  4. ^ Xu XM, Carlson BA, Mix H, Zhang Y, Saira K, Glass RS, Berry MJ, Gladyshev VN, Hatfield DL (Apr 2007). "Biosynthesis of selenocysteine on its tRNA in eukaryotes". PLoS Biol. 5 (1): e4. doi:10.1371/journal.pbio.0050004. PMC 1717018. PMID 17194211. 
  5. ^ "Entrez Gene: SLA/LP soluble liver antigen/liver pancreas antigen". 

Further reading[edit]

  • Herkel J, Heidrich B, Nieraad N, Wies I, Rother M, Lohse AW (2002). "Fine specificity of autoantibodies to soluble liver antigen and liver/pancreas". Hepatology 35 (2): 403–8. doi:10.1053/jhep.2002.30699. PMID 11826415. 
  • Volkmann M, Martin L, Bäurle A, Heid H, Strassburg CP, Trautwein C, Fiehn W, Manns MP (2001). "Soluble liver antigen: isolation of a 35-kd recombinant protein (SLA-p35) specifically recognizing sera from patients with autoimmune hepatitis". Hepatology 33 (3): 591–6. doi:10.1053/jhep.2001.22218. PMID 11230739. 
  • Wies I, Brunner S, Henninger J, Herkel J, Kanzler S, Meyer zum Büschenfelde KH, Lohse AW (2000). "Identification of target antigen for SLA/LP autoantibodies in autoimmune hepatitis". Lancet 355 (9214): 1510–5. doi:10.1016/S0140-6736(00)02166-8. PMID 10801173.