Description: Homo sapiens inhibin subunit beta A (INHBA), mRNA. (from RefSeq NM_002192) RefSeq Summary (NM_002192): This gene encodes a member of the TGF-beta (transforming growth factor-beta) superfamily of proteins. The encoded preproprotein is proteolytically processed to generate a subunit of the dimeric activin and inhibin protein complexes. These complexes activate and inhibit, respectively, follicle stimulating hormone secretion from the pituitary gland. The encoded protein also plays a role in eye, tooth and testis development. Elevated expression of this gene may be associated with cancer cachexia in human patients. [provided by RefSeq, Aug 2016]. Sequence Note: This RefSeq record was created from transcript and genomic sequence data to make the sequence consistent with the reference genome assembly. The genomic coordinates used for the transcript record were based on transcript alignments. Gencode Transcript: ENST00000242208.5 Gencode Gene: ENSG00000122641.11 Transcript (Including UTRs) Position: hg38 chr7:41,685,114-41,703,090 Size: 17,977 Total Exon Count: 3 Strand: - Coding Region Position: hg38 chr7:41,689,650-41,700,374 Size: 10,725 Coding Exon Count: 2
ID:INHBA_HUMAN DESCRIPTION: RecName: Full=Inhibin beta A chain; AltName: Full=Activin beta-A chain; AltName: Full=Erythroid differentiation protein; Short=EDF; Flags: Precursor; FUNCTION: Inhibins and activins inhibit and activate, respectively, the secretion of follitropin by the pituitary gland. Inhibins/activins are involved in regulating a number of diverse functions such as hypothalamic and pituitary hormone secretion, gonadal hormone secretion, germ cell development and maturation, erythroid differentiation, insulin secretion, nerve cell survival, embryonic axial development or bone growth, depending on their subunit composition. Inhibins appear to oppose the functions of activins. SUBUNIT: Dimeric, linked by one or more disulfide bonds. Inhibin A is a dimer of alpha and beta-A. Inhibin B is a dimer of alpha and beta-B. Activin A is a homodimer of beta-A. Activin B is a homodimer of beta-B. Activin AB is a dimer of beta-A and beta-B. Interacts with FST and FSTL3. SUBCELLULAR LOCATION: Secreted. SIMILARITY: Belongs to the TGF-beta family. WEB RESOURCE: Name=Wikipedia; Note=Activin entry; URL="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Activin";
The RNAfold program from the Vienna RNA Package is used to perform the secondary structure predictions and folding calculations. The estimated folding energy is in kcal/mol. The more negative the energy, the more secondary structure the RNA is likely to have.
ModBase Predicted Comparative 3D Structure on P08476
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Orthologous Genes in Other Species
Orthologies between human, mouse, and rat are computed by taking the best BLASTP hit, and filtering out non-syntenic hits. For more distant species reciprocal-best BLASTP hits are used. Note that the absence of an ortholog in the table below may reflect incomplete annotations in the other species rather than a true absence of the orthologous gene.