Mouse Gene Fnta (R13846) Description and Page Index
  Description: farnesyltransferase, CAAX box, alpha
Transcript (Including UTRs)
   Position: mm8 chr8:27,464,267-27,481,146 Size: 16,880 Total Exon Count: 9 Strand: -
Coding Region
   Position: mm8 chr8:27,464,993-27,481,125 Size: 16,133 Coding Exon Count: 9 

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Data last updated: 2006-02-27

-  Sequence and Links to Tools and Databases
Genomic Sequence (chr8:27,464,267-27,481,146)mRNA (may differ from genome)Protein (377 aa)
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-  Comments and Description Text from UniProtKB
DESCRIPTION: RecName: Full=Protein farnesyltransferase/geranylgeranyltransferase type-1 subunit alpha; EC=; EC=; AltName: Full=CAAX farnesyltransferase subunit alpha; AltName: Full=FTase-alpha; AltName: Full=Ras proteins prenyltransferase subunit alpha; AltName: Full=Type I protein geranyl-geranyltransferase subunit alpha; Short=GGTase-I-alpha;
FUNCTION: Catalyzes the transfer of a farnesyl or geranyl-geranyl moiety from farnesyl or geranyl-geranyl pyrophosphate to a cysteine at the fourth position from the C-terminus of several proteins having the C-terminal sequence Cys-aliphatic-aliphatic-X. The alpha subunit is thought to participate in a stable complex with the substrate. The beta subunit binds the peptide substrate. Through RAC1 prenylation and activation may positively regulate neuromuscular junction development downstream of MUSK.
CATALYTIC ACTIVITY: Farnesyl diphosphate + protein-cysteine = S- farnesyl protein + diphosphate.
CATALYTIC ACTIVITY: Geranylgeranyl diphosphate + protein-cysteine = S-geranylgeranyl-protein + diphosphate.
ENZYME REGULATION: Activated by the AGRIN-induced phosphorylation which is mediated by MUSK.
SUBUNIT: Heterodimer of an alpha and a beta subunit. Interacts with MUSK; the interaction is direct and mediates AGRIN-induced phosphorylation of FNTA.
PTM: Phosphorylated. Phosphorylation is mediated by MUSK upon AGRIN stimulation and results in the activation of FNTA.
SIMILARITY: Belongs to the protein prenyltransferase subunit alpha family.
SIMILARITY: Contains 5 PFTA repeats.

-  Comparative Toxicogenomics Database (CTD)
  The following chemicals interact with this gene           more ... click here to view the complete list

-  Microarray Expression Data
Expression ratio colors:

GNF Expression Atlas 2 Data from GNF1M Mouse Chip


Rinn et. al Sex Gene Expression Data on MOE430A Chip


GNF Expression Atlas Data from U74a Mouse Chip


Affymetrix All Exon Microarrays


-  mRNA Secondary Structure of 3' and 5' UTRs
RegionFold EnergyBasesEnergy/Base
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5' UTR -2.2021-0.105 Picture PostScript Text
3' UTR -207.94726-0.286 Picture PostScript Text

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.

-  Protein Domain and Structure Information
  InterPro Domains: Graphical view of domain structure
IPR002088 - Prenyl_trans_a
IPR008940 - Prenyltransferase

Pfam Domains:
PF01239 - Protein prenyltransferase alpha subunit repeat

Protein Data Bank (PDB) 3-D Structure
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ModBase Predicted Comparative 3D Structure on Q61239
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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.
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-  Gene Ontology (GO) Annotations with Structured Vocabulary
  Molecular Function:
GO:0004659 prenyltransferase activity
GO:0004660 protein farnesyltransferase activity
GO:0004661 protein geranylgeranyltransferase activity
GO:0004662 CAAX-protein geranylgeranyltransferase activity
GO:0004663 Rab geranylgeranyltransferase activity
GO:0008017 microtubule binding
GO:0008318 protein prenyltransferase activity
GO:0016740 transferase activity
GO:0030548 acetylcholine receptor regulator activity
GO:0030971 receptor tyrosine kinase binding
GO:0043014 alpha-tubulin binding
GO:0008144 drug binding
GO:0008270 zinc ion binding
GO:0019840 isoprenoid binding
GO:0042277 peptide binding

Biological Process:
GO:0007528 neuromuscular junction development
GO:0008284 positive regulation of cell proliferation
GO:0010035 response to inorganic substance
GO:0014070 response to organic cyclic compound
GO:0018342 protein prenylation
GO:0018343 protein farnesylation
GO:0018344 protein geranylgeranylation
GO:0034097 response to cytokine
GO:0043066 negative regulation of apoptotic process
GO:0045213 neurotransmitter receptor metabolic process
GO:0045787 positive regulation of cell cycle
GO:0051770 positive regulation of nitric-oxide synthase biosynthetic process
GO:0051771 negative regulation of nitric-oxide synthase biosynthetic process
GO:0071340 skeletal muscle acetylcholine-gated channel clustering
GO:0090044 positive regulation of tubulin deacetylation
GO:0090045 positive regulation of deacetylase activity
GO:0099601 regulation of neurotransmitter receptor activity

Cellular Component:
GO:0005737 cytoplasm
GO:0005875 microtubule associated complex
GO:0005886 plasma membrane
GO:0005953 CAAX-protein geranylgeranyltransferase complex
GO:0005965 protein farnesyltransferase complex

-  Descriptions from all associated GenBank mRNAs
  AK010744 - Mus musculus ES cells cDNA, RIKEN full-length enriched library, clone:2410089B03 product:farnesyltransferase, CAAX box, alpha, full insert sequence.
AK207560 - Mus musculus cDNA, clone:Y2G0108G11, strand:plus, reference:ENSEMBL:Mouse-Transcript-ENST:ENSMUST00000016138, based on BLAT search.
D49744 - Mus musculus mRNA for farnesyltransferase alpha subunit, complete cds.
BC012711 - Mus musculus farnesyltransferase, CAAX box, alpha, mRNA (cDNA clone MGC:14009 IMAGE:4019240), complete cds.
AK153252 - Mus musculus bone marrow macrophage cDNA, RIKEN full-length enriched library, clone:I830129K06 product:farnesyltransferase, CAAX box, alpha, full insert sequence.
AK090346 - Mus musculus 8 days neonate male testis cDNA, RIKEN full-length enriched library, clone:G630057C22 product:farnesyltransferase, CAAX box, alpha, full insert sequence.
AK184587 - Mus musculus cDNA, clone:Y0G0130M02, strand:minus, reference:ENSEMBL:Mouse-Transcript-ENST:ENSMUST00000016138, based on BLAT search.
AK183567 - Mus musculus cDNA, clone:Y0G0126G07, strand:plus, reference:ENSEMBL:Mouse-Transcript-ENST:ENSMUST00000016138, based on BLAT search.

-  Biochemical and Signaling Pathways
  Reactome (by CSHL, EBI, and GO)

Protein Q61239 (Reactome details) participates in the following event(s):

R-MMU-201640 Caspase-mediated cleavage of farnesyltransferase/geranyl- geranyltransferase subunit alpha
R-MMU-2530501 FNTA:FNTB transfers FARN to GNGT1
R-MMU-111465 Apoptotic cleavage of cellular proteins
R-MMU-75153 Apoptotic execution phase
R-MMU-2514859 Inactivation, recovery and regulation of the phototransduction cascade
R-MMU-109581 Apoptosis
R-MMU-2514856 The phototransduction cascade
R-MMU-5357801 Programmed Cell Death
R-MMU-2187338 Visual phototransduction
R-MMU-418594 G alpha (i) signalling events
R-MMU-388396 GPCR downstream signalling
R-MMU-372790 Signaling by GPCR
R-MMU-162582 Signal Transduction

-  Other Names for This Gene
  Alternate Gene Symbols: AK010744, AK090346, AK153252, BC012711, D49744, FPTA, PGGT1A
UCSC ID: NM_008033
RefSeq Accession: NM_008033
Protein: Q61239 (aka FNTA_MOUSE)
CCDS: CCDS22205.1

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