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Sequence version 1 (01 Nov 1996)
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Protein

Probable ATP-dependent RNA helicase DDX4

Gene

ddx4

Organism
Xenopus laevis (African clawed frog)
Status
Reviewed-Annotation score:

Annotation score:5 out of 5

<p>The annotation score provides a heuristic measure of the annotation content of a UniProtKB entry or proteome. This score <strong>cannot</strong> be used as a measure of the accuracy of the annotation as we cannot define the ‘correct annotation’ for any given protein.<p><a href='/help/annotation_score' target='_top'>More...</a></p>
-Experimental evidence at transcript leveli <p>This indicates the type of evidence that supports the existence of the protein. Note that the ‘protein existence’ evidence does not give information on the accuracy or correctness of the sequence(s) displayed.<p><a href='/help/protein_existence' target='_top'>More...</a></p>

<p>This section provides any useful information about the protein, mostly biological knowledge.<p><a href='/help/function_section' target='_top'>More...</a></p>Functioni

Probable ATP-dependent RNA helicase required during spermatogenesis (PubMed:14706067, PubMed:9338598). Required to repress transposable elements and preventing their mobilization, which is essential for the germline integrity. Acts via the piRNA metabolic process, which mediates the repression of transposable elements during meiosis by forming complexes composed of piRNAs and Piwi proteins and governs the methylation and subsequent repression of transposons. Involved in the secondary piRNAs metabolic process, the production of piRNAs in fetal male germ cells through a ping-pong amplification cycle (By similarity).By similarity

<p>This subsection of the <a href="http://www.uniprot.org/help/function_section">Function</a> section describes the catalytic activity of an enzyme, i.e. a chemical reaction that the enzyme catalyzes.<p><a href='/help/catalytic_activity' target='_top'>More...</a></p>Catalytic activityi

Regions

Feature keyPosition(s)DescriptionActionsGraphical viewLength
<p>This subsection of the <a href="http://www.uniprot.org/help/function_section">Function</a> section describes a region in the protein which binds nucleotide phosphates. It always involves more than one amino acid and includes all residues involved in nucleotide-binding.<p><a href='/help/np_bind' target='_top'>More...</a></p>Nucleotide bindingi318 – 325ATPPROSITE-ProRule annotation8

<p>The <a href="http://www.geneontology.org/">Gene Ontology (GO)</a> project provides a set of hierarchical controlled vocabulary split into 3 categories:<p><a href='/help/gene_ontology' target='_top'>More...</a></p>GO - Molecular functioni

GO - Biological processi

<p>UniProtKB Keywords constitute a <a href="http://www.uniprot.org/keywords">controlled vocabulary</a> with a hierarchical structure. Keywords summarise the content of a UniProtKB entry and facilitate the search for proteins of interest.<p><a href='/help/keywords' target='_top'>More...</a></p>Keywordsi

Molecular functionDevelopmental protein, Helicase, Hydrolase
Biological processDifferentiation, Meiosis, Oogenesis, RNA-mediated gene silencing, Spermatogenesis
LigandATP-binding, Nucleotide-binding

<p>This section provides information about the protein and gene name(s) and synonym(s) and about the organism that is the source of the protein sequence.<p><a href='/help/names_and_taxonomy_section' target='_top'>More...</a></p>Names & Taxonomyi

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Recommended name:
Probable ATP-dependent RNA helicase DDX4 (EC:3.6.4.13By similarity)
Alternative name(s):
DEAD box protein 4
Vasa homolog
Vasa-like protein
Short name:
xVLG1
<p>This subsection of the <a href="http://www.uniprot.org/help/names_and_taxonomy_section">Names and taxonomy</a> section indicates the name(s) of the gene(s) that code for the protein sequence(s) described in the entry. Four distinct tokens exist: ‘Name’, ‘Synonyms’, ‘Ordered locus names’ and ‘ORF names’.<p><a href='/help/gene_name' target='_top'>More...</a></p>Gene namesi
Name:ddx4By similarity
Synonyms:vlg1Imported
<p>This subsection of the <a href="http://www.uniprot.org/help/names_and_taxonomy_section">Names and taxonomy</a> section provides information on the name(s) of the organism that is the source of the protein sequence.<p><a href='/help/organism-name' target='_top'>More...</a></p>OrganismiXenopus laevis (African clawed frog)
<p>This subsection of the <a href="http://www.uniprot.org/help/names_and_taxonomy_section">Names and taxonomy</a> section shows the unique identifier assigned by the NCBI to the source organism of the protein. This is known as the ‘taxonomic identifier’ or ‘taxid’.<p><a href='/help/taxonomic_identifier' target='_top'>More...</a></p>Taxonomic identifieri8355 [NCBI]
<p>This subsection of the <a href="http://www.uniprot.org/help/names_and_taxonomy_section">Names and taxonomy</a> section contains the taxonomic hierarchical classification lineage of the source organism. It lists the nodes as they appear top-down in the taxonomic tree, with the more general grouping listed first.<p><a href='/help/taxonomic_lineage' target='_top'>More...</a></p>Taxonomic lineageiEukaryotaMetazoaChordataCraniataVertebrataEuteleostomiAmphibiaBatrachiaAnuraPipoideaPipidaeXenopodinaeXenopusXenopus

Organism-specific databases

Xenopus laevis and tropicalis biology and genomics resource

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Xenbasei
XB-GENE-1016814 ddx4

<p>This section provides information on the location and the topology of the mature protein in the cell.<p><a href='/help/subcellular_location_section' target='_top'>More...</a></p>Subcellular locationi

Extracellular region or secreted Cytosol Plasma membrane Cytoskeleton Lysosome Endosome Peroxisome ER Golgi apparatus Nucleus Mitochondrion Manual annotation Automatic computational assertionGraphics by Christian Stolte & Seán O’Donoghue; Source: COMPARTMENTS

Keywords - Cellular componenti

Cytoplasm, Nucleus

<p>This section describes post-translational modifications (PTMs) and/or processing events.<p><a href='/help/ptm_processing_section' target='_top'>More...</a></p>PTM / Processingi

Molecule processing

Feature keyPosition(s)DescriptionActionsGraphical viewLength
<p>This subsection of the ‘PTM / Processing’ section describes the extent of a polypeptide chain in the mature protein following processing.<p><a href='/help/chain' target='_top'>More...</a></p>ChainiPRO_00002488531 – 700Probable ATP-dependent RNA helicase DDX4Add BLAST700

Proteomic databases

PRoteomics IDEntifications database

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PRIDEi
Q91372

<p>This section provides information on the expression of a gene at the mRNA or protein level in cells or in tissues of multicellular organisms.<p><a href='/help/expression_section' target='_top'>More...</a></p>Expressioni

<p>This subsection of the ‘Expression’ section provides information on the expression of a gene at the mRNA or protein level in cells or in tissues of multicellular organisms. By default, the information is derived from experiments at the mRNA level, unless specified ‘at protein level’. <br></br>Examples: <a href="http://www.uniprot.org/uniprot/P92958#expression">P92958</a>, <a href="http://www.uniprot.org/uniprot/Q8TDN4#expression">Q8TDN4</a>, <a href="http://www.uniprot.org/uniprot/O14734#expression">O14734</a><p><a href='/help/tissue_specificity' target='_top'>More...</a></p>Tissue specificityi

An mRNA and protein component of germ plasm and primordial germ cells (PGCs). Doesn't appear to localize to the mitochondrial cloud of early oocytes. In contrast to its germ plasm localization, shows weak expression in the animal hemispheres of stage 1-5 embryos. Expressed in spermatogonia, spermatocytes and, to a lower extent, spermatids of the adult testis but not adult sperm. Expressed in oogonia and oocytes of the adult ovary. Somatically expressed in animal cells at the cleavage stages and in ecto- and mesodermal cells from the gastrula stage onwards. Prominent in cells of the entochord and somites from the neurula to the tail-bud stage, and in cells of somites and spinal cord at subsequent stages until stage 46.3 Publications

<p>This subsection of the ‘Expression’ section provides information on the expression of the gene product at various stages of a cell, tissue or organism development. By default, the information is derived from experiments at the mRNA level, unless specified ‘at the protein level’.<p><a href='/help/developmental_stage' target='_top'>More...</a></p>Developmental stagei

Expressed both maternally and zygotically. Expressed from stage I to stage III oocytes, with levels decreasing throughout oocyte growth. Expression levels then increase from unfertilized eggs through oocyte maturation.2 Publications

<p>This section provides information on the tertiary and secondary structure of a protein.<p><a href='/help/structure_section' target='_top'>More...</a></p>Structurei

3D structure databases

SWISS-MODEL Repository - a database of annotated 3D protein structure models

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SMRi
Q91372

Database of comparative protein structure models

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ModBasei
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<p>This section provides information on sequence similarities with other proteins and the domain(s) present in a protein.<p><a href='/help/family_and_domains_section' target='_top'>More...</a></p>Family & Domainsi

Domains and Repeats

Feature keyPosition(s)DescriptionActionsGraphical viewLength
<p>This subsection of the <a href="http://www.uniprot.org/help/family_and_domains_section">Family and Domains</a> section describes the position and type of a domain, which is defined as a specific combination of secondary structures organized into a characteristic three-dimensional structure or fold.<p><a href='/help/domain' target='_top'>More...</a></p>Domaini305 – 488Helicase ATP-bindingPROSITE-ProRule annotationAdd BLAST184
Domaini513 – 661Helicase C-terminalPROSITE-ProRule annotationAdd BLAST149

Motif

Feature keyPosition(s)DescriptionActionsGraphical viewLength
<p>This subsection of the ‘Family and Domains’ section describes a short (usually not more than 20 amino acids) conserved sequence motif of biological significance.<p><a href='/help/motif' target='_top'>More...</a></p>Motifi274 – 302Q motifAdd BLAST29
Motifi432 – 435DEAD boxBy similarity4

Compositional bias

Feature keyPosition(s)DescriptionActionsGraphical viewLength
<p>This subsection of the ‘Family and Domains’ section describes the position of regions of compositional bias within the protein and the particular amino acids that are over-represented within those regions.<p><a href='/help/compbias' target='_top'>More...</a></p>Compositional biasi48 – 193Arg-richSequence analysisAdd BLAST146

<p>This subsection of the ‘Family and domains’ section provides information about the sequence similarity with other proteins.<p><a href='/help/sequence_similarities' target='_top'>More...</a></p>Sequence similaritiesi

Belongs to the DEAD box helicase family. DDX4/VASA subfamily.By similarity

Keywords - Domaini

Repeat

Phylogenomic databases

KEGG Orthology (KO)

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KOi
K13982

Database of Orthologous Groups

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OrthoDBi
595675at2759

Family and domain databases

Integrated resource of protein families, domains and functional sites

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InterProi
View protein in InterPro
IPR011545 DEAD/DEAH_box_helicase_dom
IPR014001 Helicase_ATP-bd
IPR001650 Helicase_C
IPR027417 P-loop_NTPase
IPR000629 RNA-helicase_DEAD-box_CS
IPR014014 RNA_helicase_DEAD_Q_motif

Pfam protein domain database

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Pfami
View protein in Pfam
PF00270 DEAD, 1 hit
PF00271 Helicase_C, 1 hit

Simple Modular Architecture Research Tool; a protein domain database

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SMARTi
View protein in SMART
SM00487 DEXDc, 1 hit
SM00490 HELICc, 1 hit

Superfamily database of structural and functional annotation

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SUPFAMi
SSF52540 SSF52540, 2 hits

PROSITE; a protein domain and family database

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PROSITEi
View protein in PROSITE
PS00039 DEAD_ATP_HELICASE, 1 hit
PS51192 HELICASE_ATP_BIND_1, 1 hit
PS51194 HELICASE_CTER, 1 hit
PS51195 Q_MOTIF, 1 hit

<p>This section displays by default the canonical protein sequence and upon request all isoforms described in the entry. It also includes information pertinent to the sequence(s), including <a href="http://www.uniprot.org/help/sequence_length">length</a> and <a href="http://www.uniprot.org/help/sequences">molecular weight</a>. The information is filed in different subsections. The current subsections and their content are listed below:<p><a href='/help/sequences_section' target='_top'>More...</a></p>Sequencei

<p>This subsection of the <a href="http://www.uniprot.org/help/sequences_section">Sequence</a> section indicates if the <a href="http://www.uniprot.org/help/canonical_and_isoforms">canonical sequence</a> displayed by default in the entry is complete or not.<p><a href='/help/sequence_status' target='_top'>More...</a></p>Sequence statusi: Complete.

Q91372-1 [UniParc]FASTAAdd to basket
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        10         20         30         40         50
MEENWDTEIE TEKPTYVPNF STLETENTDN YSAYSNNDIN NQNYDSERSF
60 70 80 90 100
GNRGGYRSER SRPSNFNRGS RTERGRGRGF GTNRNDNYSS ERDVFGDDER
110 120 130 140 150
DQRRGFPGRG GYNGNEDGQK PNAFRGRGGF RNENEQRRGF GERGGFRSEN
160 170 180 190 200
GQRNFDNRGD FGNSGEEEDR PRSYGRGGFN NSDTGGRGRR GGRGGGSQYG
210 220 230 240 250
GYKGRNEEVG VESGKSQEEG NEKDEKPKKV TYIPPPPPDG EDNIFRQYQS
260 270 280 290 300
GINFDKYDEI LVDVTGKDVP PAILTFEEAN LCETLRRNVA RAGYVKLTPV
310 320 330 340 350
QKHSIPIIMA GRDLMACAQT GSGKTAAFLL PILSYMMNEG ITASQYLQLQ
360 370 380 390 400
EPEAIIIAPT RELINQIYLD ARKFSYGTCV RPVVVYGGIQ PVHAMRDVEK
410 420 430 440 450
GCNILCATPG RLLDIVSKEK IGLSKLRYLV LDEADRMLDM GFAPEIEKLM
460 470 480 490 500
TKPGMPTKEK RQTLMFSATY PEEIRRLASN YLKSEHLFVV VGLVGGACSD
510 520 530 540 550
VAQTVLEMRE NGKMEKLLEI LKSSEKERTM IFVNTKKKAD FIAGYLCQEK
560 570 580 590 600
FSSTSIHGDR EQYQRESALW DFRTGKCTVI VCTAVAARGL DIENVQHVIN
610 620 630 640 650
YDVPKEVDEY VHRIGRTGRC GNTGKATSFF NVQDDHVIAR PLVKILTDAH
660 670 680 690 700
QEVPAWLEEI AFGGHGALNS FYAADSMGEQ AGGNAVTTPS FAQEEEASWD
Length:700
Mass (Da):78,240
Last modified:November 1, 1996 - v1
<p>The checksum is a form of redundancy check that is calculated from the sequence. It is useful for tracking sequence updates.</p> <p>It should be noted that while, in theory, two different sequences could have the same checksum value, the likelihood that this would happen is extremely low.</p> <p>However UniProtKB may contain entries with identical sequences in case of multiple genes (paralogs).</p> <p>The checksum is computed as the sequence 64-bit Cyclic Redundancy Check value (CRC64) using the generator polynomial: x<sup>64</sup> + x<sup>4</sup> + x<sup>3</sup> + x + 1. The algorithm is described in the ISO 3309 standard. </p> <p class="publication">Press W.H., Flannery B.P., Teukolsky S.A. and Vetterling W.T.<br /> <strong>Cyclic redundancy and other checksums</strong><br /> <a href="http://www.nrbook.com/b/bookcpdf.php">Numerical recipes in C 2nd ed., pp896-902, Cambridge University Press (1993)</a>)</p> Checksum:iC504ECA38EFB0B7E
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Sequence databases

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EMBL nucleotide sequence database

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EMBLi

GenBank nucleotide sequence database

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GenBanki

DNA Data Bank of Japan; a nucleotide sequence database

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DDBJi
Links Updated
AF046043 mRNA Translation: AAC03114.1

Protein sequence database of the Protein Information Resource

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PIRi
I51235

NCBI Reference Sequences

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RefSeqi
NP_001081728.1, NM_001088259.1
XP_018089220.1, XM_018233731.1
XP_018089273.1, XM_018233784.1

Genome annotation databases

Database of genes from NCBI RefSeq genomes

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GeneIDi
398019

KEGG: Kyoto Encyclopedia of Genes and Genomes

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KEGGi
xla:398019

<p>This section provides links to proteins that are similar to the protein sequence(s) described in this entry at different levels of sequence identity thresholds (100%, 90% and 50%) based on their membership in UniProt Reference Clusters (<a href="http://www.uniprot.org/help/uniref">UniRef</a>).<p><a href='/help/similar_proteins_section' target='_top'>More...</a></p>Similar proteinsi

<p>This section is used to point to information related to entries and found in data collections other than UniProtKB.<p><a href='/help/cross_references_section' target='_top'>More...</a></p>Cross-referencesi

Sequence databases

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EMBLi
GenBanki
DDBJi
Links Updated
AF046043 mRNA Translation: AAC03114.1
PIRiI51235
RefSeqiNP_001081728.1, NM_001088259.1
XP_018089220.1, XM_018233731.1
XP_018089273.1, XM_018233784.1

3D structure databases

SMRiQ91372
ModBaseiSearch...

Proteomic databases

PRIDEiQ91372

Protocols and materials databases

Structural Biology KnowledgebaseSearch...

Genome annotation databases

GeneIDi398019
KEGGixla:398019

Organism-specific databases

Comparative Toxicogenomics Database

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CTDi
398019
XenbaseiXB-GENE-1016814 ddx4

Phylogenomic databases

KOiK13982
OrthoDBi595675at2759

Family and domain databases

InterProiView protein in InterPro
IPR011545 DEAD/DEAH_box_helicase_dom
IPR014001 Helicase_ATP-bd
IPR001650 Helicase_C
IPR027417 P-loop_NTPase
IPR000629 RNA-helicase_DEAD-box_CS
IPR014014 RNA_helicase_DEAD_Q_motif
PfamiView protein in Pfam
PF00270 DEAD, 1 hit
PF00271 Helicase_C, 1 hit
SMARTiView protein in SMART
SM00487 DEXDc, 1 hit
SM00490 HELICc, 1 hit
SUPFAMiSSF52540 SSF52540, 2 hits
PROSITEiView protein in PROSITE
PS00039 DEAD_ATP_HELICASE, 1 hit
PS51192 HELICASE_ATP_BIND_1, 1 hit
PS51194 HELICASE_CTER, 1 hit
PS51195 Q_MOTIF, 1 hit

ProtoNet; Automatic hierarchical classification of proteins

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ProtoNeti
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MobiDB: a database of protein disorder and mobility annotations

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MobiDBi
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<p>This section provides general information on the entry.<p><a href='/help/entry_information_section' target='_top'>More...</a></p>Entry informationi

<p>This subsection of the ‘Entry information’ section provides a mnemonic identifier for a UniProtKB entry, but it is not a stable identifier. Each reviewed entry is assigned a unique entry name upon integration into UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot.<p><a href='/help/entry_name' target='_top'>More...</a></p>Entry nameiDDX4_XENLA
<p>This subsection of the ‘Entry information’ section provides one or more accession number(s). These are stable identifiers and should be used to cite UniProtKB entries. Upon integration into UniProtKB, each entry is assigned a unique accession number, which is called ‘Primary (citable) accession number’.<p><a href='/help/accession_numbers' target='_top'>More...</a></p>AccessioniPrimary (citable) accession number: Q91372
<p>This subsection of the ‘Entry information’ section shows the date of integration of the entry into UniProtKB, the date of the last sequence update and the date of the last annotation modification (‘Last modified’). The version number for both the entry and the <a href="http://www.uniprot.org/help/canonical_and_isoforms">canonical sequence</a> are also displayed.<p><a href='/help/entry_history' target='_top'>More...</a></p>Entry historyiIntegrated into UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot: September 5, 2006
Last sequence update: November 1, 1996
Last modified: July 31, 2019
This is version 99 of the entry and version 1 of the sequence. See complete history.
<p>This subsection of the ‘Entry information’ section indicates whether the entry has been manually annotated and reviewed by UniProtKB curators or not, in other words, if the entry belongs to the Swiss-Prot section of UniProtKB (<strong>reviewed</strong>) or to the computer-annotated TrEMBL section (<strong>unreviewed</strong>).<p><a href='/help/entry_status' target='_top'>More...</a></p>Entry statusiReviewed (UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot)
Annotation programChordata Protein Annotation Program

<p>This section contains any relevant information that doesn’t fit in any other defined sections<p><a href='/help/miscellaneous_section' target='_top'>More...</a></p>Miscellaneousi

Documents

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    Index of protein domains and families
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