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Gene Review

RNASE6  -  ribonuclease, RNase A family, k6

Homo sapiens

Synonyms: RAD1, RNS6, RNase K6, RNasek6, Ribonuclease K6
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High impact information on RNASE6

  • To further our understanding of the individual lineages comprising the RNase A superfamily, we have isolated and characterized 10 novel genes orthologous to that encoding human RNase k6 from Great Ape, Old World, and New World monkey genomes [1].
  • We have localized the gene encoding human RNase k6 to within approximately 120 kb on the long (q) arm of chromosome 14 by HAPPY mapping [1].
  • Each gene encodes a complete ORF with no less than 86% amino acid sequence identity to human RNase k6 with the eight cysteines and catalytic histidines (H15 and H123) and lysine (K38) typically observed among members of the RNase A superfamily [1].
  • Increasing concentrations of the antivirally inactivated, ribonucleolytically inactivated point mutant form of recombinant human EDN, rhEDNdK38, inhibits rhEDN's antiviral activity, while increasing concentrations of the related RNase, recombinant human RNase k6, have no effect whatsoever [2].
  • At the cellular level, transcripts encoding RNase k6 were detected in normal human monocytes and neutrophils (but not in eosinophils) suggesting a role for this ribonuclease in host defense [3].

Analytical, diagnostic and therapeutic context of RNASE6

  • Molecular cloning and characterization of a novel human ribonuclease (RNase k6): increasing diversity in the enlarging ribonuclease gene family [3].


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