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GARS glycyl-tRNA synthetase

Also known as: HMN5; CMT2D; DSMAV; GlyRS; SMAD1

Summary

This gene encodes glycyl-tRNA synthetase, one of the aminoacyl-tRNA synthetases that charge tRNAs with their cognate amino acids. The encoded enzyme is an (alpha)2 dimer which belongs to the class II family of tRNA synthetases. It has been shown to be a target of autoantibodies in the human autoimmune diseases, polymyositis or dermatomyositis. Two transcript variants encoding different isoforms have been found for this gene. [provided by RefSeq, Oct 2015]

Genomic context

Location:
7p14.3
Sequence:
Chromosome: 7; NC_000007.14 (30594735..30634033)
Total number of exons:
18

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